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Boris Kachka

December 2, 2002 | Feature
Page Earners: Buy 'Em by the Word

How much big-time authors are paid.

September 15, 2002 | Top Five
Memorial Volumes

New Yorkers seem to fall into two camps: those who never want to see another photo from September 11 and those who work through grief with words and pictures. For the latter, a selection from the remarkable number of books timed to the anniversary.

September 8, 2002 | Fall Preview
Building a Better TV Family

This fall's new family shows offer a few incremental tweaks to the formula, especially when it comes to dear old dad.

September 8, 2002 | Fall Preview
Limited Edition

Dave Eggers has a new novel, but good luck trying to score a copy.

September 8, 2002 | Fall Preview
Signing Bonus

With The Autograph Man, Zadie Smith tackles celebrity, spirituality, and the curse of the sophomore slump.

March 18, 2002 | Feature
Sober St. Patrick's Day Activities

Seeing green is a lot better than feeling green, but staying straight doesn't have to mean opting out. Below, our St. Paddy's Day answers to First Night.

January 21, 2002 | Feature
Generation Oy
December 17, 2001 | Feature
New York Books

We all have that friend -- the one who'll eat, sleep, or read anything New York. Just in time for Christmas, five new titles for that obsessive urbanite's stocking.

August 6, 2001 | Feature
A Complicated Case

For his novel The Grand Complication, Allen Kurzweil spent nine years researching everything from Middle Eastern museums to eighteenth-century watches to the Dewey decimal system.

June 25, 2001 | Feature
9 Hot Beach Reads
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