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The Best Non-Fiction of 2012
24 Jan 2013 // 5:10 PM
Memoirs in graphic novel form blur the line that snakes between non-fiction and fiction; humorists and pulitzer prize winners delight, inform and terrify us; the real world, artfully penned, opens itself into a book, vulnerable, yet daring us to look. Here is the best of what we saw.
The Best Non-Fiction of 2011
23 Feb 2012 // 4:00 PM
Books have a long shelf-life. A loved book may outlast its original owner by a generation – or more -- if well cared for. With that in mind, we recall our best loved books of 2011 here, well into 2012. Better late than never...
Antitheism and the Art of the "Hitch Slap"
20 Jan 2015 // 9:30 PM
Before Bill Maher became the demon-du-jour for his satirical scorn of religion, Christopher Hitchens led the charge of rhetorical antitheism.
Exceptional Claims: Principle, Personality and Christopher Hitchens
1 Mar 2012 // 4:00 PM
The late Christopher Hitchens helped define the character and popular perception of Atheism for this generation. But for the self-styled contrarian, where did principle end and personality begin?
Christopher Hitchens' Antitheism Is Reinforced in His Final Work, 'Mortality'
18 Sep 2012 // 6:10 PM
A brave and bold meditation on living, with adversity, in the face of certain death.
Contretemps with Christopher: On Hitchens's 'Arguably: Essays'
5 Jan 2012 // 4:00 PM
This collection makes for a fine opportunity to take lessons (or umbrage) from the greatest polemicist since Dwight Macdonald, and one whose crackling wit, intellectual brio, and bracing candor will be missed.
Sui Generis on the Rocks: An Appreciation of Christopher Hitchens
16 Dec 2011 // 8:00 AM
The best way to compliment a writer, as a writer, is to recognize, with neither regret nor resignation, that on your best day you will always stand in awe of what they achieved.