A Balthus girl forever

August 18th, 2014

Click here for story in September Elle

On Cheever & Updike

click here to read the story in The American Reader

Click here for Telegraph piece


Click here for my interview with Kate Zambreno for The Believer


“The high-stakes emotional and ideological growth of Margot in Chereau’s film is mostly the director’s fantasy. What is compelling and true in it is that Margot confronts her powerlessness through passion that ignites her secular spiritual development. It is no longer about two religions, alike in dignity, but loosely about unequal foundations. Betraying first her aristocratic mother (in saving the Protestants) and then her royal husband (in romancing a soldier), Margot twice “leaves the side of the oppressors to side with the oppressed,” as Chereau put in his notes for the film. For a queen, this is unusual, but what happens in turn is not.”

click here to read full story from The New Inquiry

June 1st, 2014

Am excited to be Features Director of Violet, debut issue on newsstands now



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Stephanie LaCava is a writer working in New York City and Paris. Here is her phantom cabinet of curiosities.
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