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Thursday, March 26 2009

Panic! The Story of Modern Financial Insanity

In a sense, panic is an imprecise word to describe the emotion of financial crashes; paranoia better suits.


Tuesday, March 24 2009

Last Lion by Peter S. Canellos

If you want a peek inside America's royal family, this is a must-read, with details that only Boston Globe reporters could know.


Thursday, March 5 2009

Reborn: Journals and Notebooks, 1947-1964 by Susan Sontag

Sontag's journals suggest that the self is a conditional and transitory creation; elusive and slippery as an artful lover who wants to be a writer.


Wednesday, February 25 2009

Blind Man with a Pistol: Ishmael Reed’s Misguided Pow-Wow

Anyone who has witnessed affirmative action policies in play can tell you that bad apples are chosen to fulfill a quota, not unlike a cop who harasses every citizen who bears a vague resemblance to a wanted suspect.


Thursday, December 18 2008

Best Food Writing 2008, ed. Holly Hughes

Molecular gastronomy? Check. Locavores? Check. Post-Katrina restaurant recovery? Cloned meat? Paeans to the wonders of pig? Check, check, check.


Monday, December 15 2008

The Best of Sexology, ed. Craig Yoe

In1933 Gernsback published a pseudo-intellectual, pseudo-scientific magazine devoted to sex and all its mysteries, vagaries, varieties -- not to mention all its anxieties.


Monday, December 1 2008

The Letters of Allen Ginsberg

Ginsberg was hyperaware of the frequent charge that Beat poetry was little more than improvised mumbo jumbo baked from jazz records and marijuana smoke.


Monday, September 22 2008

New Stories from the South 2008: The Year’s Best

Flannery O'Conner's hauntingly gothic South meets the modern American search for meaning in yet another superb edition of this series.


Sunday, August 10 2008

Arcade Fire and H.G. Wells: The Lies Machine

Pop music may still travel in revolutions, but not along a fixed course maintaining an even degree of distance from its point of origin. Like a moon intolerant of its gravitation pull, each cycle drifts us further and further from the cycle before it.


Thursday, February 21 2008

The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps by

The good stories are terrific reads and the not-so-good stories are never dull.


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