Staff Picks: Whales, Waitresses, and Winogrand

Staff Picks: Whales, Waitresses, and Winogrand

Leslie Jamison. Photo: Beowulf Sheehan.Earlier this week I had the rare and enviable—if slightly inconvenient—experience of missing a subway stop because I was so engrossed in what I was reading. The culprit: the first essay in Leslie Jamison’s collection Make It...
Redux: A Creator of Inwardness

Redux: A Creator of Inwardness

Every week, the editors of The Paris Review lift the paywall on a selection of interviews, stories, poems, and more from the magazine’s archive. You can have these unlocked pieces delivered straight to your inbox every Sunday by Elizabeth Hardwick. The Paris Review...
George Plimpton’s Illegal Fireworks Display

George Plimpton’s Illegal Fireworks Display

The Paris Review’s founding editor George Plimpton was a man of many enthusiasms, but fireworks were chief among them. His lifelong affair with pyrotechnic explosives began when he served as a demolitions expert in the U.S. Army. He even wrote a book on the...