Jonathan Lethem
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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 Music Books of 2012
19 Dec 2012 // 5:00 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 // 3:05 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 // 11:45 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 // 2:10 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 // 2:30 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
12 Apr 2007 // 12:05 AM

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

//Mixed media

Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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