Thomas Pynchon

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You can barely focus on Duncan Jones’s fourth feature for the mists of goodwill floating about the thing. Following the disaster that was Warcraft, th(...)

 Daniel Day-Lewis  and Paul Thomas Anderson  discussing a scene on the set of  Phantom Thread. Photograph:  Laurie Sparham/Focus Features

There is no Hallmark card or self-help brochure that says “so you’ve ruined Daniel Day-Lewis”, but if there were I’d be handing one over to Paul Thoma(...)

Courbe sofa, available in a variety of shades and pictured here in Rubine from Jonnmar, Donnybrook

“Dream tonight of peacock tails and diamond fields . . .” wrote Thomas Pynchon in his richly imaginative novel V. The newly opened Jonnmar showroom in(...)

Alexandra Kleeman: “The author is great on the beauty industry, including a wonderful sequence where A literally paints B to life.”

“B and I were both petite, pale, and prone to sunburn. We had dark hair, pointy chins, and skinny wrists; we wore size six shoes. If you reduced each (...)

In tune with his times: Richard Fariña plays harmonica with Eric von Schmidt in 1963. Photograph: Redferns/Getty

He is almost forgotten now, but 50 years ago Richard Fariña seemed poised for fame. The only issue was whether he would follow a literary or a musical(...)

Paul Thomas Anderson: “You mellow out as you get older . . . There is less fighting than there used to be. I used to think that I had to plant a flag and talk louder than anybody else.”

Have we killed Paul Thomas Anderson? We are in Paris. The director is nearing the end of two days’ publicity for his elegiac, pretzel- plotted (...)

Former winner Colum McCann has had his book Transatlantic submitted for consideration. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The 20th International Impac Dublin Literary Award longlist announced on Monday includes two former winners. The award that has achieved so much in al(...)

Edward Snowden: never loud or showy

Edward Snowden worked deep inside America’s Dark State as a contract systems administrator for the NSA. His position allowed him to access millions(...)

Polite, eternally self-effacing and, at the age of 42, still letting his eyes retreat behind a diffident fringe, Jonny Greenwood is not a man given(...)

21st-century Foxx

Settled by the Dutch during the 1650s, Oyster Bay, Long Island is one of America’s oldest addresses. Impeccably manicured, with tasteful flourishes(...)

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