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Still Good to Him: Robert Christgau on a Life of Writing about Listening

INTERVIEW

Still Good to Him: Robert Christgau on a Life of Writing about Listening

Interview by Ted Panken ×

Robert Christgau talks about the musical fascinations and critical investigations that have taken him from the 45-rpm judgments of his "Consumer Guide" reviews to the extended jams in two...
The B&N Podcast: Michelle Dean

B&N PODCAST

The B&N Podcast: Michelle Dean

Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

On this episode, the author of "Sharp: The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion" shares some of hers.
Critically Uncertain: Zadie Smith and Marilynne Robinson

ESSAYS

Critically Uncertain: Zadie Smith and Marilynne Robinson

Essay by David L. Ulin ×

In two very different collections, Zadie Smith and Marilynne Robinson each take on the central questions of our moment. Essay by David L. Ulin.
The World through Words: An Appreciation of William H. Gass

IN MEMORIAM

The World through Words: An Appreciation of William H. Gass

Essay by David L. Ulin ×

The late writer William Gass is remembered by many for his monumental, groundbreaking novels. David L. Ulin argues for the achievement of his nonfiction.
They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us

MUSIC

They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us

Reviewed by Robert Christgau ×

A poet and music critic's boundary-smashing new collection proves to be one of the year's most vital documents on an America in crisis.
The Feud: Vladimir Nabokov, Edmund Wilson, and the End of a Beautiful Friendship

READING IN COMMON

The Feud: Vladimir Nabokov, Edmund Wilson, and the End of a Beautiful Friendship

Reviewed by Heller McAlpin ×

Alex Beam follows a friendship between two twentieth-century literary giants that gave way to a memorable war of words. Review by Heller McAlpin.
The Spectacle of Skill: New and Selected Writings

A READING LIFE

The Spectacle of Skill: New and Selected Writings

Reviewed by Katherine A. Powers ×

The voice of the stylish and uncompromising critic Robert Hughes often took the form of "a fount of effervescent vitriol." Review by Katherine A. Powers.
After the Tall Timber: Collected Nonfiction

ESSAYS

After the Tall Timber: Collected Nonfiction

Reviewed by James Parker ×

Fifty years of biting wit and fearless honesty from a rogue journalist.
The Essential Ellen Willis

Long List

The Essential Ellen Willis

by James Mustich ×

A pioneer woman in the field of rock and roll journalism (and late 20th century cultural criticism at large), Ellen Willis receives deserved compendium treatment, collecting her wry musings on...

The Fun Stuff

Reviews & Essays

The Fun Stuff

Reviewed by Scott Esposito Veronica Esposito ×

The "closest reader of our time" sets his sights on everything from Keith Moon's drumming to Paul Auster's prose.