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Mr. Gwyn

Mr. Gwyn

This excerpt from Alessandro Baricco’s new novel finds a famous writer drafting intense portraits, with surreal results.

Posted by × July 29, 2014 ×

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More Curious

More Curious

In an essay from his new book, Sean Wilsey finds the ghost of Dostoyevsky hiding in West Texas.

Posted by × July 15, 2014 ×

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Further Joy

Further Joy

This short story from an enthralling new collection finds curious suburban fathers and daughters searching for connection.

Posted by × June 17, 2014 ×

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Invisible Hands: Voices from the Global Economy

Invisible Hands: Voices from the Global Economy

A Bangladeshi garment worker turned labor organizer tells her own story.

Posted by × May 28, 2014 ×

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Sleep Donation

Sleep Donation

A selection from the Pulitzer Prize finalist’s new novella that will keep you awake tonight.

Posted by × March 25, 2014 ×

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The Parthenon Enigma

The Parthenon Enigma

What can new analysis teach us about the secret history of a 2,500-year old monument?

Posted by × February 7, 2014 ×

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Stanley Elkin: E-Book Lazarus

Stanley Elkin: E-Book Lazarus

From a new collection of literary criticism comes the acerbic growl of a fiery comic mind.

Posted by × February 4, 2014 ×

LIBRARY WITHOUT WALLS

A Pleasing Terror:  Kingsley Amis’s "The Green Man"

A Pleasing Terror: Kingsley Amis’s "The Green Man"

The novelist’s booze-soaked, bittersweet take on the classic ghost story.

Posted by × May 3, 2013 ×

IN THE MARGIN

The Annals of Unsolved Crime: The Submerged Spy

The Annals of Unsolved Crime: The Submerged Spy

I became interested in spies after I met James Jesus Angleton, the legendary head of CIA counterintelligence in 1976.  We met in Kensington Nursey outside of Washington DC. Orchids were, as I was to learn,  Angleton’s living metaphor for deception. I also learned from Angleton that intelligence services  have been known to engage in what he termed  “surreptitiously-assisted deaths.” 

Edward Jay Epstein on The Annals of Unsolved Crime.

Posted by × April 25, 2013 ×

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The Last Men on Top:  Breadwinners

The Last Men on Top: Breadwinners

A feminist takes a probing look at the Mad Men generation.

Posted by × April 24, 2013 ×

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From Gooroo’s Pro-Magnon Kitchen

From Gooroo’s Pro-Magnon Kitchen

Hunting locally, gathering sustainably—foraging with the future of mankind in mind.

Posted by × April 1, 2013 ×