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Foreskin’s Lament

Reviews & Essays

Foreskin’s Lament

Bill Tipper ×

I told Dr. Hirsch that I had been thinking about suicide. — Not about committing it, I said. — Just about its theological implications. This passage from near the close of Shalom...
Goin’ Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino

Reviews & Essays

Goin’ Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino

Steve Futterman ×

The great R&B singer Irma Thomas summed it up nicely when she stated that Fats Domino?s seminal rock ‘n’ roll hits of the 1950s put New Orleans on the modern musical map of...
On Edmund Wilson

Reviews & Essays

On Edmund Wilson

by Thomas DePietro ×

New editions of the influential critic demonstrate the role he played in making American letters -- and the American scene -- truly modern.

I Am America (and So Can You!)

Reviews & Essays

I Am America (and So Can You!)

Reviewed by Daniel Menaker ×

The pundit-parodist offers a version of his hit show in print.
Bridge of Sighs

Reviews & Essays

Bridge of Sighs

Reviewed by Veronique de Turenne ×

The braided histories of two small-town boys are spun into a tale of class and destiny by the author of the celebrated Empire Falls.
Two Lives: Gertrude and Alice

Reviews & Essays

Two Lives: Gertrude and Alice

Reviewed by Amelia Atlas ×

Can a biographer illuminate the mystery at the heart of an enigmatic partnership?
The Great Upheaval: America and the Birth of the Modern World, 1788-1800

Reviews & Essays

The Great Upheaval: America and the Birth of the Modern World, 1788-1800

Reviewed by Max Byrd ×

Can a biographer illuminate the mystery at the heart of an enigmatic partnership?
Still Dreaming Dystopias

The Speculator

Still Dreaming Dystopias

by Paul Di Filippo ×

In the world of science fiction, nightmarish futures never seem to go out of style. Paul DiFilippo unveils four new visions of worlds gone bad and mad.

Exit Ghost

Reviews & Essays

Exit Ghost

Reviewed by John Freeman ×

The hero of The Ghost Writer and The Counterlife returns, and departs.
Roth on Zuckerman’s Curtain Call

Interviews

Roth on Zuckerman’s Curtain Call

by James Mustich ×

A conversation with the author about Nathan Zuckerman’s final bow.
River: The Joni Letters

Reviews & Essays

River: The Joni Letters

Steve Futterman ×

On his lovely and loving tribute to singer- songwriter extraordinaire Joni Mitchell, the iconic jazz pianist Herbie Hancock aims to enter Mitchell?s richly suggestive world rather than remake her...
The Braindead Megaphone

Reviews & Essays

The Braindead Megaphone

Amy Benfer ×

George Saunders’ award-winning fiction uses the absurd to get at the real, and makes the real absurd. He creates imaginative landscapes informed by an underlying sense of how political and...