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Arguable Merits: Young Adult Fiction and Its Rabid Discontents
The YA crowd is full of articulate, well-read, hungry hyenas. They'll rip my lungs out for this. They'll crucify me. They'll leave my corpse in a ditch. [19.Aug.14]
The Impossible Reach of History Is Made Possible in 'The Hundred Year House'
In one of the best books of 2014, Rebecca Makkai tells a story of time, ghosts, fate, unrequited love, requited love unconsummated, and art. [19.Aug.14]
Sarah Waters' New Novel May Not Inspire a Thousand Worldwide Celebrations, but It Should
The Paying Guests is a skillful work of genuinely entertaining literary fiction. [18.Aug.14]
'Console Wars' Is a Deeply Flawed Telling of a Great Story about Videogames
A book on the origins of Sega, a gaming industry giant of great historical importance, could have been great. [18.Aug.14]
Amazon vs. Hachette: Soul Searching in Techie, Bookish Seattle
By Katharine Schwab
In bookish and techie Seattle, you don’t have to look far to find readers who have been impacted by the conflict between Amazon and Hachette. [18.Aug.14]
Reviews
In one of the best books of 2014, Rebecca Makkai tells a story of time, ghosts, fate, unrequited love, requited love unconsummated, and art. [18.Aug.14]
The Paying Guests is a skillful work of genuinely entertaining literary fiction. [18.Aug.14]
A book on the origins of Sega, a gaming industry giant of great historical importance, could have been great. [17.Aug.14]
You'll want to investigate some of Jean-Patrick Manchette's zany work before the Colin Firth and Sean Penn "Manchette adaptations" hit the big screen. [14.Aug.14]
Megan Abbott's The Fever gives a lot to chew on, with its subject of female sexuality. You might just wind up crossing your legs, when reading this book. [14.Aug.14]
In Down in the Chapel, Joshua Dubler reports on the tensions of the body and the spirit, the restless minds and the stifled desires. [13.Aug.14]
A serious examination of what female artists continue to endure, this is unquestionably one of the year’s finest novels. [13.Aug.14]
A bit unusual for Joyce, this book mutes the fantastical elements and reads more like a straight-up coming of age story. [12.Aug.14]
News
Features
By Michael Jarrett
The story of country music told through hit records by Hank Williams, George Jones, Patsy Cline, Buck Owens, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, and many others. [14.Aug.14]
By Jesse Fink
It's one of the biggest selling albums of all time and, according to former Guns N' Roses drummer Matt Sorum, "the greatest resurrection of a band in history". But how much of Back in Black was the work of the late Bon Scott? [07.Aug.14]
Columns
Print the Legend
The YA crowd is full of articulate, well-read, hungry hyenas. They'll rip my lungs out for this. They'll crucify me. They'll leave my corpse in a ditch. [18.Aug.14]
Re:Print
Human rights movements, says Samuel Moyn, have done a poor job protecting and fighting for social and economic rights. [12.Aug.14]
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