Latest from Ron Charles
Avni Doshi’s novel about a mother and daughter takes candor to extremes.
  • Jan 19, 2021
In these latter days of Trump’s calamitous reign, his disciples have co-opted not just Big Brother’s methods but Orwell’s very name.
  • Jan 11, 2021
North’s fresh take on the western is a thrilling tale that’s eerily familiar but utterly transformed.
  • Jan 7, 2021
“Black Buck” is alternately sly and sweet, a work of cultural criticism that laments and celebrates the power of money.
  • Jan 4, 2021
F. Scott Fitzgerald's copyright expired on Jan. 1, 2021 — more adaptations are coming!
  • Jan 4, 2021
Michael Farris Smith’s prequel capitalizes on the copyright expiration of Fitzgerald’s 1925 classic.
  • Dec 29, 2020
A handful of new novels could portend a dramatic break from more than a century of visual dullness.
  • Dec 22, 2020
With its buoyant sense of wonder, “D” is a novel graciously indebted to the fantasies of C.S. Lewis, James Thurber and Norton Juster.
  • Dec 14, 2020
We’re still coming to grips with the “revelation” that creators we love can say and do despicable things.
  • Dec 7, 2020
My introduction to contemporary poets was a trial by fire. Here’s what I learned along the way.
  • Dec 4, 2020
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