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The Best Non-Fiction of 2012
24 Jan 2013 // 4:10 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 Music Books of 2012
19 Dec 2012 // 4:00 PM
This year's best books about music include thought-provoking reads on how music works, in-depth histories of the underground, and soul-searching autobiographies from legendary (and not-so-legendary) performers.
Fighting the Good or Mediocre Fight, Over Six Decades
9 Oct 2013 // 2:05 AM
Jonathan Lethem's family saga, Dissident Gardens, recalls Saul Bellow or Philip Roth’s urban intellectuals battling Jewish angst.
Dread Amongst Swirling Dislocation: The Talking Heads' 'Fear of Music'
13 Jun 2012 // 10:45 PM
Jonathan Lethem shows that Fear of Music is an album for people who won't let their fear of art keep them from breaking their already broken hearts.
Re: Reading Chronic City
18 Mar 2010 // 1:10 AM
A second take on the most recent novel by Jonathan Lethem, which was named a New York Times Best Book for 2009.
A sunny move for New Yorker Jonathan Lethem
24 Feb 2011 // 1:30 AM
CLAREMONT, Calif. — On a typical winter day, the Bard of Brooklyn's Boerum Hill steps out onto the sidewalk to go to work. He wears only
A lighter turn for a writer who favors twists
11 Apr 2007 // 11:05 PM
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 planet like his