The garrulous hero of The Sportswriter and Independence Day returns. What’s left to say?
Articles by: Mark Athitakis
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A political reporter’s brief on the city Americans love to hate.
Terror and redemption alternate in this darkly lyrical adventure set in the Depression-era South.
A candid critic’s tribute to artifice-free art.
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An ambitious graphic novel documents the life of a nameless Chicago woman.
A writer’s attempt to capture the life that only the body knows.
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