Articles tagged jonathan lethem

‘They Live’: A Polemic Ripe with Ambiguities

John Carpenter’s They Live is “probably the stupidest film ever to take ideology as its explicit subject”, at least according to author Jonathan Lethem. He’s probably right, but that doesn’t meant that the film’s coded messages are as black and white as…well, the film’s diegetic coded messages

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18 Mar 2010 // 6:10 AM

Re: Reading Chronic City

A second take on the most recent novel by Jonathan Lethem, which was named a New York Times Best Book for 2009.

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Chronic City by Jonathan Lethem

Alas this is a meandering and fairly plotless book, one that is as bewildering as it is baffling.

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9 Feb 2009 // 8:00 PM

Omega: The Unkown

Full of explicit weirdness, Omega: The Unknown is the loving work of professional fan fiction.

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12 Nov 2007 // 9:00 PM

After the Silicon Rush

In the 20-plus years since cyberpunk threw down a gauntlet to science fiction and stormed the cultural gates, its vision has been praised, criticized, absorbed, and integrated into the mainstream. Does post-cyberpunk have something new to offer?

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12 Apr 2007 // 4:05 AM

A lighter turn for a writer who favors twists

As Jonathan Lethem’s novels go, You Don’t Love Me Yet is, well, pretty tame and usual. It’s not set on a strange

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You Dont Love Me Yet by Jonathan Lethem

Lethem doesn't push the novel toward much of a plot with any sense of urgency, as though he'd left the manuscript baking in the Los Angeles sun.

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6 Jun 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Disappointment Artist by Jonathan Lethem

As the Eggerses and Safran Foers of the literary hype machine take childlike pranksterdom and surreal folk tales to often dazzling, uncharted heights, Lethem writes from a less ambitious but no less affecting point, imbuing well-worn genres with an almost paralyzing intimacy.

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Men and Cartoons: Stories by Jonathan Lethem

Sometimes, you realize that the artist who once changed your life is no longer speaking about you in the way you thought they once did.

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11 Sep 2003 // 12:00 AM

The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem

Jonathan Lethem has always been a cerebral writer with a junk-culture heart.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem

While some of us claim to have a mind-body problem, Lionel Essrog, the anti-hero of [Jonathan Lethem's] 'Motherless Brooklyn' and a sufferer of Tourette's syndrome, has a more fundamental quandary: a mind-mind problem.

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//Mixed media

Marina and the Diamonds Wrap Up U.S. Tour at Terminal 5 (Photos)

// Notes from the Road

"Marina's star shines bright and her iridescent pop shines brighter. Froot is her most solid album yet. Her tour continues into the new year throughout Europe.

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