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Heroes and Villians by David Hajdu

Part of what makes Hajdu such a good music critic and clever pop culture observer is his ability to see beyond the obvious.

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Fado by Andrzej Stasiuk

Moving back and forth through memory and time, these essays act like a vehicle moving through historical, mental and natural landscapes.

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Prisoner of the State by Zhao Ziyang

This is an excellent history lesson that should be impressed upon one's mind, much like the famous image of a solitary man standing in front of a line of tanks at Tiananmen Square.

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Reborn: Journals and Notebooks, 1947-1964 by Susan Sontag

Sontag's journals suggest that the self is a conditional and transitory creation; elusive and slippery as an artful lover who wants to be a writer.

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Cleopatra's Nose by Judith Thurman

Thurman has the talent all gifted literary critics share, that is, an ability to combine the vivid and sensual with the hardheaded demands of the intellect.

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The Best of Sexology, ed. Craig Yoe

In1933 Gernsback published a pseudo-intellectual, pseudo-scientific magazine devoted to sex and all its mysteries, vagaries, varieties -- not to mention all its anxieties.

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The Brenner Assignment by Patrick K. O'Donnell

O'Donnell is more interested in telling a good story rather than placing the story in the wider context of OSS operations or of the Italian campaign in general.

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Beirut 1991 by Gabriele Basilico

These photographs do not seek to praise the mutilated city, but to express a consciousness of the collective agony of self-destruction.

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The Same Man by David Lebedoff

Orwell and Waugh’s discomfort with modernity and opposition to totalitarianism does not make them moral writers, but it does make them political writers and social critics

Carmelo Militano
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Weird Indiana: by Mark Marimen

These stories leave the reader in a stupor, much like that induced by a long drive on the interstate through mile after mile of Indiana cornfields, as far as the eye can see.

Carmelo Militano

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