- December 4, 2006 | The Book Review
- Thomas Pynchon vs. the World
Against the Day is exhausting, twisted, and paranoid. But that doesn’t mean Pynchon can’t also be fun.
- December 20, 2004 | It Happened This Year: A Guide to 2004
- Hockey Ceased to Matter.
Never mind that the Rangers are on ice. The game itself is dying.
- January 16, 2006 | Feature
- Dinosaur On Ice
The NHL has mandated a cleaner, more elegant game, but Darius Kasparaitis, the Rangers’ superthug, refuses to let extinction keep him down.
- December 26, 2005 | Reasons to Love New York
- Because the Fountain at The Brooklyn Museum Makes Music
123 reasons to love New York.
- June 20, 2005 | Feature
- Between Punk Rock and a Hard Place
Hilly Kristal, the cash-strapped owner of CBGB, has threatened to move his legendary club to Las Vegas — and what if he really did it? How would Joey Ramone look next to Elvis?
- October 24, 2005 | The Book Review
- Case of the Benz
Rafi Zabor’s 'I, Wabenzi' is a wild ride through grief—until it hits a disappointing detour.
- August 22, 2005 | The Book Review
- The Smartest Guy in the Room
Edmund Wilson’s brilliance won him untold love and admiration, but for him, nothing beat a good book.
- July 25, 2005 | The Book Review
- The Toughest Jews
Avner Mandelman’s stories capture the tortured psyche of Israel’s baby-boomers.
- November 22, 2004 | The Book Review
- Naipaul’s Notes From Underground
The postcolonial master’s new novel takes a bleak, didactic turn.
- September 27, 2004 | The Book Review
- His Jewish Problem
In his counterfactual Holocaust novel, Philip Roth transports his unresolved conflicts with American Jews into the Oval Office.