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21 Feb 2007 // 8:59 PM

Somewhere: A Life of Jerome Robbins by Amanda Vaill

A compelling biography of innovative dance master Jerome Robbins.

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Nemesis by Chalmers Johnson

Ultimately, Johnson lays out a troubling barrage of facts to buttress his case, but it's an avalanche as opposed to a finely articulated trickle.

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20 Feb 2007 // 8:59 PM

A Bee in the Mouth: Anger in America Now by Peter Wood

"New Anger" traced to those '60s liberals in A Bee in the Mouth.

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Profane Waste by Gretchen Craft Rubin and Dana Hoey

What is the point of a self-indulgent celebration of waste, profane or otherwise, in this age of inconvenient truth, a time in which ecological sustainability is the single-most pressing issue facing the planet?

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The Rhythm of the Road by Albyn Leah Hall

The tragedy of music, on the evidence of The Rhythm of the Road is the way it lends flesh to powerful escapist fantasies, which for some people prove more appealing than the real world.

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18 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

What Paul Meant by Garry Wills

Garry Wills' new book is a bold appraisal of the apostle.

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Steal This Music by Joanna Demers

Music has presented copyright challenges nearly from the start, according to Demers, in part because the law has generally lagged behind technology.

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15 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Bad Blood by Linda Fairstein

Going underground in New York.

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14 Feb 2007 // 10:00 PM

Ten Days in the Hills by Jane Smiley

What should you do when war starts? Visit a friend! Talk! Have sex!

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14 Feb 2007 // 9:59 PM

Fruit of the Lemon by Andrea Levy

Wedged between the familiar and family.

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14 Feb 2007 // 9:58 PM

A Worldly Country: New Poems by John Ashbery

A poet with a gift for the odd and unique.

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Bee Thousand by Marc Woodworth

Simultaneously a mythologizing and de-mythologizing book, Bee Thousand demonstrates yet again the power of Faulkner's claim that "the past isn't even past."

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13 Feb 2007 // 8:59 PM

The Polish Woman by Eva Mekler

Long-lost cousin, or impostor capitalizing on family's grief?

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Epitaph for a Tramp and Epitaph for a Dead Beat by David Markson

He's a Hemingway character in a James Cain world, a James Cain world by way of Jack Kerouac.

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11 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Userlands by Dennis Cooper (Editor)

Pain can take the shape of alienation or substance abuse, but most often it is in the form of eroticized physical violence.

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8 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Once in a Promised Land by Laila Halaby

9/11 attacks serve as backdrop for Once in a Promised Land about an Arab couple.

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Monkey Girl: Evolution, Education, Religion, and the Battle for Americas Soul by Edward Humes

Monkey Girl spotlights firestorm over plans to teach intelligent design.

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Gaming by Alexander R. Galloway

Galloway should be commended for his work.

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7 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Micheners the Name by Robert Vavra

Photos reveal private side of James Michener.

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7 Feb 2007 // 1:00 AM

Dancing to Almendra by Mayra Montero

Dancing to Almendra author plays with the reader by mixing true events of Cuba in the `50s with imaginary ones.

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