Max Nelson

Max Nelson is on the editorial staff of The New York Review.


Alone Together in Taipei

Alone Together in Taipei

Intimacy in Tsai Ming-liang’s films is an elusive possession, but the desire for it is constant and always particular.


a film written and directed by Tsai Ming-liang

Goodbye, Dragon Inn

a film written and directed by Tsai Ming-liang, restored by the Cinematek–Royal Belgian Film Archive and Homegreen Films

Goodbye, Dragon Inn

by Nick Pinkerton

Tsai Ming-liang 2020

a traveling retrospective at Doc Films, Chicago, January 10–March 15, 2020; the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington, D.C.; and the Museum of Modern Art, New York City (currently postponed due to Covid-19 restrictions)

June 10, 2021 issue

‘Don’t Write on Here, Bad Girl’

‘Don’t Write on Here, Bad Girl’

Over sixty years, Yvonne Rainer has made an art of bringing a deadpan comic tone to strenuous scenes of bodily exertion, political struggle, emotional strain, and taxing thought.

Work 1961–73

by Yvonne Rainer

Parts of Some Sextets, 1965/2019

a performance by Yvonne Rainer at the Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center, New York City, November 15–17, 2019

Again? Now What?

a performance by Yvonne Rainer at New York Live Arts, New York City, November 21–23, 2019

April 23, 2020 issue

Wild, Blooming Facts

Wild, Blooming Facts

Manny Farber: Paintings and Writings

edited by Michael Almereyda, Jonathan Lethem, and Robert Polito

One Day at a Time: Manny Farber and Termite Art

an exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, October 14, 2018–March 11, 2019

June 6, 2019 issue

The Chevalier of Disquiet

The Chevalier of Disquiet

The Book of Disquiet

by Fernando Pessoa, edited by Jerónimo Pizarro, and translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa

November 23, 2017 issue

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