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John Homans

October 1, 2007 |
Julian Schnabel’s Vie En Rose

He was the most famous—and controversial—painter of the eighties. But now, with a powerful new movie, and a pinkish Village palazzo, he’s thriving in two more media in which he makes beauty out of bombast.

September 3, 2007 |
Tom Perrotta’s Sex-Ed Book

Reading Tom Perrotta’s new novel, The Abstinence Teacher, you might just imagine that you’ve picked up his last one, Little Children, by mistake.

April 23, 2007 | The Book Review
The Kids Are—Yawn—Alright

Teenagers assumed their current form in 1945, says Teenage. No wonder their antics can seem a little stale.

December 25, 2006 |
Because We Have Four, Yes Four, Presidential Wannabes

Just a few years ago, New York was so far from the political mainstream that secession seemed a sensible idea. Now, apparently, the road to the White House is an extension of Park Avenue.

October 23, 2006 | The Book Review
Fillet of Soul

Andrew Sullivan strips conservatism to its core, slicing out the fundamentalism. But his most interesting argument is with himself.

September 18, 2006 | The Book Review
Orifice Rex

From whence does the sublime emerge? In his wonderful new novel, Memorial, Bruce Wagner has some ideas.

September 11, 2006
Richard Ford’s Manly Meditations

Reading Ford, you can feel uplifted and empowered in a way that might make you wonder if his books are really novels at all, and not some sublime species of self-help.

August 21, 2006 | Cityside
The Long Funeral

How 9/11 gave way to grief culture.

July 17, 2006 | Feature
Read and Approved: Eclectic Beach Fare

Still looking for a summer book that isn’t 100 percent trashy? Perhaps even one that’s 100 percent non-trashy (say, on Spinoza)? Here are five new(ish) titles that we’re particularly enthused about.

April 24, 2006 | The Book Review
Pasta and Kidney Stones

The charmed, tortured writer’s life of Gay Talese.

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