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'How the World Was' Is a Vivid Tale of a 20th Century California Boyhood
By Hector Tobar
Above all, this celebrates the wondrous and odd details of everyday life in working-class California during the Great Depression. [18.Sep.14]
Soul Murder and Dreams in 'Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage'
Like the cobwebs and spider webs that colonize a neglected basement, Haruki Murakami’s filamentous plot threads trail uncannily across our psyches. [17.Sep.14]
From Outer Space to the Bowels of Planet Earth, This Is the Stuff We're Made Of
In Stuff Matters, Mark Miodownik, a quirky science writer, shares his love and knowledge of the materials that shape our world. [17.Sep.14]
'Walt Before Skeezix' Captures a Slice of American Life just After World War I
'Walt Before Skeezix' offers an in-depth look at the early days of 'Gasoline Alley' in a beautifully-presented volume. [17.Sep.14]
I've Seen the Future and It's Hungry
The Bone Clocks merges set-scenes of imaginative showdowns with intellectual reflection, which will reward the keen and alert reader. [16.Sep.14]
Reviews
Like the cobwebs and spider webs that colonize a neglected basement, Haruki Murakami’s filamentous plot threads trail uncannily across our psyches. [17.Sep.14]
In Stuff Matters, Mark Miodownik, a quirky science writer, shares his love and knowledge of the materials that shape our world. [17.Sep.14]
'Walt Before Skeezix' offers an in-depth look at the early days of 'Gasoline Alley' in a beautifully-presented volume. [16.Sep.14]
The Bone Clocks merges set-scenes of imaginative showdowns with intellectual reflection, which will reward the keen and alert reader. [16.Sep.14]
Blue Eyed Pop includes a trove of candid band shots, live performance photos and more that would otherwise go unseen by anyone outside of Iceland. [16.Sep.14]
Labored and unfocused, the study that Luis Sanchez attempts with SMiLE is a poor fit for the 33 1/3 format. [15.Sep.14]
I found A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing to be the literary equivalent of a shot of blackest espresso: sharp, jolting, and acidic. [15.Sep.14]
William Alexander's cardiologist asks about any new stress in his life. "Well, I am studying French," he answers. [14.Sep.14]
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[08.Sep.14]
By Katja Huru
Reading heroine-driven young adult (YA) fiction, one can't help but wonder why stagnant views of women’s sexuality and societal roles prevail. [08.Sep.14]
Columns
Re:Print
Kelli Deeth’s characters, at the end of their wits and their youth, take the long, last painful look into their abating past, only to see themselves staring back at a fated future. [07.Sep.14]
Re:Print
As art imitates life, there are parallels between the violence in Laura McBride's We Are Called to Rise and the most recent headlines of violence in America. [04.Sep.14]
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