The new movie doesn’t "update" the novel. It does something much better.
Alissa WilkinsonIt is with great pleasure that I can tell you that #LittleWomen is extraordinary, and will please any fan as well as any newcomer.
(Pssst, boys: just because it has the word “women” in the title doesn’t mean it’s not for you. Man up!)
Alissa Wilkinson#LittleWomen (out Christmas Day!) is a masterclass in how to pay attention to a work, and to a world.
It is a perfect example of how a work of art can serve as a work of criticism — not to “criticize” the original, but to expand it and make it richer.
Metrograph is a new Manhattan movie theater devoted to screening archive-quality 35mm prints and new films in state-of-the-art digital projection.
Alissa WilkinsonDelighted to be moderating a conversation following HIGH FLYING BIRD on Dec 7, 2pm, at @MetrographNYC, with the conversation trio of my dreams: star André Holland, director Steven Soderbergh, and writer Tarell Alvin McCraney. You want to be there.
Playwright Will Arbery says he isn’t interested in "diagnosing" his characters.
Alissa WilkinsonHeroes of the Fourth Turning, about conservative Catholic intellectuals, is one of this fall’s buzziest plays. I talked to playwright @WillArbery about how it’s been received, and what that ending really means.
Alissa WilkinsonTalked to @willarbery recently about his buzzy off-Broadway play HEROES OF THE FOURTH TURNING, about conservative Catholic intellectuals, which is closing this weekend. My editor's feedback was "he seems very thoughtful." Indeed, he is.
I know that the intense nausea and vomiting that started during my pregnancy is linked to my anxiety. What I don't know is how to make it stop.
Alissa WilkinsonMy beautiful, brave friend @lkoturner writes with the kind of lyrical vulnerability that I find very hard to summon, and this essay on what it is like to inhabit a rebelling body is exquisite.
A new bill that caps freelance submissions may make writing financially unsustainable for many workers even though the legislator behind the law insists that the goal is "to create new good jobs and a livable, sustainable wage job."