- November 24, 2003 | The Book Review
- Daddy Warhol
Steven Watson’s excellent new history of Warhol in the sixties shows him as a highly permissive father in a Manhattan avant-garde sitcom.
- December 9, 2002 | The Book Review
- Furious George
Bob Woodward’s Bush at War gets the trees (Rumsfeld, Rice, Powell) right. But the forest—the war on terror at home and abroad—is as dark as ever.
- July 8, 2002 | The Book Review
- Going Coastal
By David Ebershoff.
- October 6, 2003 | The Book Review
- California Screamin'
Joan Didion has checked out of California—but as her new memoir, Where I Was From, shows, she can never leave.
- April 21, 2003 | The Book Review
- Descent of Man
James Frey’s barroom machismo is the key to a swaggering recovery in his new memoir of addiction.
- March 31, 2003 | The Book Review
- Pulling the Plug
From the wilderness (the Adirondacks) comes a voice (Bill McKibben’s Enough) telling us that the end is near unless we repent (technologically). Scientists aren’t likely to listen.
- September 30, 2002 | The Book Review
- Natural Man
Steven Pinker aims to make the world safe for genetic scientists. But in debunking the idea of the blank slate, is he fighting the last war?
- March 10, 2003 | The Book Review
- The Three Wives Club
Jennifer Haigh’s first novel, Mrs. Kimble, breathes new life into an old American archetype—the romantic con man.
- December 15, 2003 | The Book Review
- Blue's Clues
A blue notebook holds the key to the overintricate plot of Paul Auster’s new novel about a blocked writer from—how did you guess?—Brooklyn.
- February 24, 2003 | The Book Review
- Fair and Foul
Erik Larson’s new book balances beauty and terror in 1890s Chicago; Norman Mailer gives fiction lessons.