Wednesday, October 9 2013
Jonathan Lethem's family saga, Dissident Gardens, recalls Saul Bellow or Philip Roth’s urban intellectuals battling Jewish angst.
Wednesday, May 29 2013
Instability underpins this maps-and-Manhattan-centric graphic novel from Charles Soule.
Sunday, September 9 2012
New York is a symbol that claws its way into the core of stories. It's never just a set piece, never just a grid of architecture. It's a city of multitudes, madness, and muddied values.
Thursday, July 28 2011
Hey, these look a lot like those remasters we got seven years ago. Oh well, you'll need at least one of them.
Wednesday, February 16 2011
There’s more at play than just a museum of oddities, a completely trivial and forgettable giggle parade. When The Extra Man is hinting at an extrapolation on the subjective nature of reality and exploring the ways selfish people fail to connect with one another, it's at its best.
Monday, October 18 2010
Tuesday, July 27 2010
Although M.I.A.'s performance didn't meet expectation, Rye Rye, Die Antword, Skream & Benga, and Sleigh Bells upped the ante, one after the other, after the other.
Monday, May 31 2010
Uncertainty may not be deeply profound, but McGhee and Siegel, and their lead actors, use the film to explore the power of chance and choice in a subtle and emotionally compelling way.
Tuesday, April 20 2010
New York City is all about having a dream -- even if you're aren't quite certain what it is.
Thursday, March 18 2010
A second take on the most recent novel by Jonathan Lethem, which was named a New York Times Best Book for 2009.