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Books
Father and Son = Author and Reader in 'A Fairy Tale'
Jonas T. Bengtsson takes us down unexpected paths, reminding us that life is too complex for us to assume we know how things will turn out. [23.Apr.14]
'Casebook' Is an Engrossing Example of the Coming of Age Novel
Mona Simpson’s novels, always sensitive and complex, have only become more so with time, acquiring the depth only a seasoned writer can proffer. [22.Apr.14]
Will Yet Another Scholarly Trip to Walden Yield Any New Truths?
This vigorous interdisciplinary approach brings a revealing new perspective to a well-worn classic of American literature. [22.Apr.14]
'McSweeney's Internet Tendency' Finally Makes for Good Bathroom Reading
McSweeney's is stripped of its Internet cloak and laid before us, vulnerable and shivering, on the bare, naked pages of print. [21.Apr.14]
'Shotgun Lovesongs' is One Big Nostalgic Ballad
Nickolas Butler’s golden-toned Bon Iver-inspired novel about four friends in a small Wisconsin town has gorgeous intent, but too little purpose. [21.Apr.14]
Reviews
Jonas T. Bengtsson takes us down unexpected paths, reminding us that life is too complex for us to assume we know how things will turn out. [22.Apr.14]
Mona Simpson’s novels, always sensitive and complex, have only become more so with time, acquiring the depth only a seasoned writer can proffer. [22.Apr.14]
This vigorous interdisciplinary approach brings a revealing new perspective to a well-worn classic of American literature. [21.Apr.14]
McSweeney's is stripped of its Internet cloak and laid before us, vulnerable and shivering, on the bare, naked pages of print. [21.Apr.14]
Nickolas Butler’s golden-toned Bon Iver-inspired novel about four friends in a small Wisconsin town has gorgeous intent, but too little purpose. [20.Apr.14]
What can the ‘failed’ constitutions of American history teach us about building community and galvanizing social movements? [17.Apr.14]
"We think we have time to love, cook dinner, take walks, become enlightened, but one wave can take us, or it can spit us out." -Gretel Ehrlich [17.Apr.14]
Love Is a Canoe is about how people in love will latch onto any floating bit of debris to salvage their sinking relationships. [16.Apr.14]
News
By Hector Tobar
This is surely one of most honest, compelling and strangest books about the relationship between a writer and his subject ever penned by an American scribe. [03.Apr.14]
Features
By Matthew Algeo
In the late 1800s, America’s most popular spectator sport wasn’t baseball, boxing, or horseracing—it was competitive walking. Indeed, when a New York arena overbooked, fans rioted. [10.Apr.14]
By Kembrew McLeod
From Benjamin Franklin's hoax about the the death of his rival to Abbie Hoffman’s attempt to levitate the Pentagon to Stephen Colbert’s “news reporting”, pranksters, hoaxers, and con artists use humor to underscore larger, pointed truths about society. [03.Apr.14]
Columns
Re:Print
Hugh Fleetwood's chilling and dark mysteries deal with psychologically damaged characters, ones whose actions are usually the result of some personality disorder often undisclosed to everyone but the reader. [30.Mar.14]
Re:Print
Who will choose this enriching and rewarding removal from reality TV and manufactured distraction? Who will walk the course mapped in these heady pages, along a sobering path of self-awareness of our fragile presence surrounded by darkness and mystery? [27.Mar.14]
From The Blogs
In celebration of his 40th year as a published author, we present these five unfilmed, and five already available Stephen King books that are crying out for a cinematic (re)configuration. [09.Apr.14]
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