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November 17, 2008
Prose Poem

Roberto Bolaño’s brilliant, messy everything novel.

November 3, 2008
Five Lives

What Emily Post has in common with Rimbaud.

October 13, 2008
Algorithm & Blues

The wonder and terror of Google.

September 15, 2008
Go Ask Alice

The even-timelier-than-expected novel about Laura Bush.

August 11, 2008
How James Wood’s ‘How Fiction Works’ Works

And why it sometimes doesn’t.

July 14, 2008
A History of Hooch

The Greeks worshipped it; the Aztecs were a little more conflicted.

June 2, 2008
The Sex Lives of Others

Robert Olen Butler trawls the outer limits (Nixon, Santa Claus) of erotic imagination.

May 26, 2008
Dada’s Boy

A reexamination of Chris Farley’s tragically short career.

May 12, 2008
Anarchy and Semicolons

A novel in which a punctuation mark could almost be called destiny.

April 21, 2008
Kids’ Lit Gets Graphic

Two surprise best sellers may herald a young-adult revolution.

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