Madeline Leung Coleman

Features Writer

Madeline Leung Coleman is a features writer for New York. She writes the newsletter The Critics.

  1. 2024 preview
    23 Books We Can’t Wait to Read in 2024With new wonders from Rachel Cusk, Percival Everett, Tommy Orange, and more.
  2. in conversation
    Todd Haynes Plays the SuperegoThe director is interested in people constrained by society’s rules. In his new film May December, he makes it harder to root for the rule-breakers.
  3. profile
    Hand Ashley Park the KeysThe actress took Broadway, then Paris. Now, she heads to Beijing for Joy Ride, this summer’s raunchiest R-rated buddy comedy.
  4. who’s your favorite artist?
    Donald Glover Hoped Swarm Would Make You Uncomfortable“I am not interested in putting an audience on a slow methadone drip of content. I’m more interested in trying to give someone pause.”
  5. profile
    Dominique Fishback Found Her MotivationIn Swarm, she plays a serial-killing superfan who really just wants one thing: to be loved.
  6. art
    Felix Gonzalez-Torres Never Saw This Work EitherNearly 30 years after the artist’s death, David Zwirner stages two pieces never manifested during his lifetime. How should we think about them?
  7. vulture lists
    The Best Books of 2022Yes, this list features more than one book set in a postapocalyptic world, but have you looked around lately?
  8. appreciations
    Kate Berlant Is Destroying New York City!The theater is finally making people mad.
  9. announcements
    Sign Up for The Critics, a Weekly Culture NewsletterThe week in reviews.
  10. advent calendar
    Charles Mingus: Jazz Legend, Cat Toilet TrainerFollow the Charles Mingus method for no more litter boxes.
  11. book review
    Fear and Loathing in ‘Asian America’In The Loneliest Americans, Jay Caspian Kang tries but fails to restore meaning to an empty term.
  12. 2021 preview
    46 Books We Can’t Wait to Read in 2021With new novels by Kazuo Ishiguro, Rachel Cusk, and more.