The Other Keats

October 31: “His mother was a man-hungry teenager; his father — one could never be sure — an innkeeper on the make. Their eldest son, the school bully, grew into a dandy who dressed like Lord Byron, scrawled bawdy rhymes, burned himself with...

Please Kill Me

In memory of Lou Reed (1942-2013), we return to Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain’s definitive oral history of punk rock, which opens with pioneer Reed stating of the movement, “The music gave you back your beat so you could dream.”

The Night Guest

A thrilling psychological portrait of an aging mother, isolated in her home by the Australian seaside until she receives a visit from a live-in nurse with dark secrets of her own.

Radio Riots

October 30: “Ladies and gentlemen, it’s indescribable. I can hardly force myself to keep looking at it. The eyes are black and gleam like a serpent. The mouth is V-shaped with saliva dripping from its rimless lips that seem to quiver and pulsate.”...