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Boris Kachka

March 29, 2010 | Encounter
349 Minutes With Lorin Stein

Toasting the macho-nerd new editor of The Paris Review, a dapper, Schwinn-riding, headcheese-loving Francophone.

August 31, 2009 |
The Manhattan Project

Jonathan Lethem’s new novel takes place on the other, weirder side of the Brooklyn Bridge.

August 31, 2009 |
Julie White Is Kafkaesque

Two years ago, Julie White won a Tony for her mouthy, sparky role as an agent in The Little Dog Laughed.

August 31, 2009 |
Tracy Letts Likes ‘Mama’s Family’

Tracy Letts never expected 2007’s three-hour-plus August: Osage County to rake in Broadway cash—or a Pulitzer.

May 17, 1999 | Feature
Navigator

Q: Unlike their subjects, literary biographies have a terrible tendency to fall rapidly out of favor -- and out of print. Boswell on Johnson and Trotsky on Stalin are still on the shelves, but where can I find Cross on Sterne? Or Clutterbuck on Wordsworth?

September 1, 2008 |
That “Laura Bush” Novel…

Maybe you’ve heard a little something about Curtis Sittenfeld’s American Wife.

September 1, 2008 |
Amitav Ghosh’s Floating Berlitz Tape

More fun than learning a new language: Reading one.

October 23, 2006 | Feature
What’s in a Name?

Writers talk about what they almost called their books.

December 19, 2011 |
29. Because a Once-Notorious Mental Hospital Is Now a Publishing House.

Deep in the bowels of Bellevue, a hospital whose name still strikes fear in older hearts, odd and fascinating creatures take shape, the fruit of a shocking experiment.

December 19, 2011 |
28. Because St. Mark’s Bookshop Lives.

St. Mark’s Bookshop is hardly a typical bookstore.

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