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April 7, 2008
Preventive Treatment

Jessica Queller’s written her life into a half-dozen teen TV shows. But how to handle a double mastectomy?

March 31, 2008
Peace Offensive

Nicholson Baker gives the Good War a bad rap.

February 18, 2008
Losing His Voices

Peter Carey, genius of literary mimicry, comes down with laryngitis.

February 11, 2008
Hair of the Doggerel

Is a novel about werewolves/written in verse/necessarily cursed?

January 14, 2008
You Are the One

In her new WWII novel, A.L. Kennedy survives her own obstacles (chief among them, writing a WWII novel).

December 24, 2007
Taster’s Choice

Is disdain for Céline Dion innate or learned? And what’s wrong with liking her music anyway?

December 10, 2007
The Victorian iPod

Amazon’s new e-reader, Kindle, is good because it feels old. Wonder how long that’ll last.

November 12, 2007
Barthelmania

Donald Barthelme’s new posthumous collection, with apologies to Donald Barthelme.

October 29, 2007
French Twist

How to Talk About Books You Haven’t Read proves its own point.

October 15, 2007
The Mother Smotherer

In her new book, Alice Sebold commits a crime more grievous than murder: self-plagiarism.

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