Josh Radnor may be trying to go to the classic actor/writer/director formula to break free from the character type he's become ensconced in by How I Met Your Mother, but Liberal Arts looks a lot like a product of Ted Mosby's imagination.
13 Jan 2013
Fiction lets us to explore our weirdest speculations and darkest fears about the person who sits in the White House. Is reality, under America's current president, worse than fiction?
10 Jan 2013
David Foster Wallace was brilliant, famous, and dead before he was 50. This book is the first major biography of a complex man.
15 Oct 2012
The HBO dramedy How to Make It in America, despite being one of television's best programs, could not make it because it was too hopeful and joyful to survive a culture of cyncism.
24 Jan 2012
Any relationship with Wallace is destined for generosity, spirituality, and given the honesty and vulnerability of the writer, intimacy. It’s also going to be a serious challenge. It will challenge the reader’s intellect, ideology, and most of all, conception of morality.
19 Apr 2011
“Reading Wallace,” says literary critic James Wood, “is like playing a reed instrument. When do you take a breath?”
02 Jun 2010
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Roberto Bolaño's Los Detectives Salvajes, like so many good works, traverses time, language, cultures, and survives a bit battered, but little worse for the wear.
02 May 2007
This account of infinity is enough to make a head reel, as paradoxes, mind games, and riddles that left the greatest minds in mathematics stumped for ages are packed into a matter of a few hundred pages.
Anne K. Yoder
01 Dec 2003
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