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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.


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.


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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, 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, 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.


Monday, January 10 2005

Truth or Dare: A Book of Secrets Shared by Justine Picardie

This is less about confession, and more about who these writers are and how they got that way.


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