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Boris Kachka

September 22, 2008
The End

The book business as we know it will not be living happily ever after. With sales stagnating, CEO heads rolling, big-name authors playing musical chairs, and Amazon looming as the new boogeyman, publishing might have to look for its future outside the corporate world.

September 15, 2008 | Feature
Cracked: Michael Greenberg

In depicting his daughter's first psychotic break, Michael Greenberg sought to fill in something “missing in the literature of madness.”

September 1, 2008 |
Sexed-Up Chekhov

When they wanted virile, they called in Peter Sarsgaard.

September 1, 2008 |
Top Girl

Elizabeth Marvel on rats in the theater (human and otherwise).

September 1, 2008 |
Toni Morrison’s History Lesson

A novel about slavery in which race is almost incidental.

August 25, 2008 | Feature
Crime Pays: Michael Agovino

If there is such a thing as a typical New York upbringing, Michael Agovino knows nothing about it.

June 30, 2008
How the West Was Lost

Sam Shepard takes on cowboy poseurs—and his own iconhood.

June 2, 2008 | Feature
The Undulating Curve Takes Fandango Off Speed Dial!

In a world where hype can precede a big release by months, sometimes reputations are hyped and backlashed before the audience has made it through the previews.

May 26, 2008 | Feature
Dungeon Master: David Benioff

In 2001, David ­Benioff made a few nice Hollywood deals and signed a three-book package with Viking.

May 12, 2008 | Feature
Girls Town

Elizabeth Marvel calls it “this very cacophonous joyful noise”. It’s the groundbreaking first act of Caryl Churchill’s play Top Girls.

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