- December 13, 2010 |
- 2008–2009: After an October Surprise …
… the new president handles the financial crisis with aplomb.
- November 30, 2009 |
- Celestial Marriage
The Romneys experience couples’ massage.
- January 3, 2000 | The Book Review
- Reservation X
The Native Americans in "On the Rez" aren't noble savages, to be revered for their mystical connection to nature. For once, refreshingly, they're people.
- March 13, 2000 | The Book Review
The Polish heroine of Susan Sontag's compelling new novel dreams of losing her European identity. But rebirth isn't as easy as crossing the ocean.
- February 28, 2000 | The Book Review
- Viral Culture
Malcolm Gladwell uses a medical metaphor to explain modern culture. And his optimism recalls that of a medical forebear: Dr. Pangloss.
- February 14, 2000 | The Book Review
- Heaven Can Wait
E. L. Doctorow's newest depicts a New York on its way to a spiritual awakening. But as a novel, it doesn't quite get out of bed.
- January 17, 2000 | The Book Review
- In Trump We Trust
We should have guessed that Donald Trump (albeit completely inadvertently) is one of America's greatest political satirists.
- November 29, 1999 | The Book Review
What are a couple of smart, ironic writers doing in a place like a casino? They're (how did you guess?) losing. But their loss is the readers' gain.
- November 8, 1999 | The Book Review
- Call Me Mrs.
"Ahab's Wife," the latest in the emerging genre of footnote fiction, doesn't add much to Melville's masterpiece. On its own terms, though, it's surprisingly successful.
- October 25, 1999 | The Book Review
- Toy Story
In Michael Lewis's new book, a "Last Tycoon"-ish tale of brilliant excess, a Silicon Valley genius builds the tallest sailboat in the world.