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James Wood on Why Fiction and Criticism Matter
James Wood is exactly the sort of champion of belles lettres we need, and this collection is proof of it. [27.Apr.15]
'The Light of the World' Explores How to Cope When a Light Goes Out
In April 2012, Ficremariam Ghebreyseus collapsed on the treadmill in the house he shared with wife Elizabeth Alexander. Yet her memoir stubbornly adheres to joy. [27.Apr.15]
Vinyl: The Analogue Record in the Digital Age
By Dominik Bartmanski and Ian Woodward
As a multifaceted cultural object, vinyl has remained a persistent force within our technologically accelerated culture -- although not without bumps in the road. [24.Apr.15]
'Astonish Me' Raised My Eyebrows, But Not for the Reasons You Might Think
I can only agree with the title. I am astonished. [24.Apr.15]
'H Is for Hawk' and for Healing
This book about grief and hawks and T.H. White is so beautifully written that even readers unable to tell robins from parakeets will be entranced. [23.Apr.15]
Reviews
James Wood is exactly the sort of champion of belles lettres we need, and this collection is proof of it. [27.Apr.15]
In April 2012, Ficremariam Ghebreyseus collapsed on the treadmill in the house he shared with wife Elizabeth Alexander. Yet her memoir stubbornly adheres to joy. [26.Apr.15]
This book about grief and hawks and T.H. White is so beautifully written that even readers unable to tell robins from parakeets will be entranced. [23.Apr.15]
There’s talk of war, rape, disease -- all things we associate with the worst of adulthood. But Newman never lets us forget that these are children. [22.Apr.15]
From Nietzsche's 'Sausages of the Anti-Christ' to Kant's 'Ethical Alcoholism', the French celebrity philosopher serves up a sumptuous smorgasbord of philosophical plates. [22.Apr.15]
Musical acts ranged from Rahsaan Roland Kirk to Ashford & Simpson. Nikki Giovanni and James Baldwin interrogated each other in a two-episode arc. Try finding a mix like that in the current PBS lineup. [21.Apr.15]
Rev. J.M. Gates was a hit from his 1926 debut, worlds apart from his stodgy predecessors. His best work can still really get the goosebumps going. [21.Apr.15]
It’s almost as if Pierre Comtois is trolling the reader, treating the printed page as a message board on which to make fans go crazy. [20.Apr.15]
News
By Scott Collins
It’s hardly rare for writers to be unhappy with how Hollywood interprets their books, but they typically cash the checks and keep… [09.Apr.15]
Features
By Dominik Bartmanski and Ian Woodward
As a multifaceted cultural object, vinyl has remained a persistent force within our technologically accelerated culture -- although not without bumps in the road. [23.Apr.15]
By Ian Zack
Who was the greatest of all American guitarists? The relatively unknown blind son of sharecroppers, whom Bob Dylan called “one of the wizards of modern music.” [16.Apr.15]
Columns
Re:Print
By Ilan Mochari
Like a cover letter, the epigraph must take me to the textual meat without giving me reason to discard the sandwich altogether. [14.Apr.15]
Opium Traces
A recent biopic about the last executioner in Thailand explores the extremes between killing and redemption. [12.Apr.15]
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