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Another Mixed (Up) Review

by Gregory Beyer ×

Fathers

Five Books

Fathers

by Mark J. Miller ×

The passions, perils, and pleasures of paternity.

Being and Not Being There

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Being and Not Being There

by Steve King ×

June 14: On this day in 1933 Jerzy Kosinski was born Jerzy Lewinkopf, in Lodz, Poland. Kosinski's father changed the family name at the beginning of World War II in an effort to escape...
Ilustrado

Drawn to Read

Ilustrado

Reviewed by Ward Sutton ×

Ward Sutton's illustrated review of Miguel Syuco's dazzling new tale of an author's mysterious death.

Djuna Barnes

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Djuna Barnes

by Steve King ×

June 12: Djuna Barnes was born on this day in 1892. If "the unknown legend of American literature," Barnes earned her self-description on a number of fronts: for the 1936 cult lesbian...
Who Knows It Feels It

Rock & Roll &

Who Knows It Feels It

By Robert Christgau ×

Before Bob Marley was a visionary and culture hero, he was a musician.

Believing in Miracles

In the Margin

Believing in Miracles

by Steve King ×

Mark Twain had a streak of riverboat gambler, a belief that he could find, spot, or invent a winner. This was often harmless. But Twain lost his shirt on the Paige Compositor, a "mechanical...
Walks with Men

Reviews & Essays

Walks with Men

Reviewed by Dinitia Smith ×

In Ann Beattie's latest novella, a young writer (much like the author) receives a misleading tutorial.

Humor

Calling the World Cup

by Teddy Wayne ×

Declining Ulysses

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Declining Ulysses

by Steve King ×

June 11: On this day in 1921 George Bernard Shaw wrote to Sylvia Beach to decline her invitation to pre-order a copy of James Joyce's Ulysses. As Beach tells the amusing story, she...
The Passage

Reviews & Essays

The Passage

Reviewed by Charles Taylor ×

Justin Cronin's hefty new work of modern fantasy promises to transport the reader away from everyday cares—but can it deliver?

Humor

Calling the World Cup

by Teddy Wayne ×