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March 26, 2012
Do You Live in a Former Brothel?

The author of Island of Vice lifts the city’s skirts for a look.

March 26, 2012
Why Not Me?

It was 1957, and a teenager from Brooklyn already had her eye on the top of the charts.

December 12, 2011
The Year in Books

A pack of writers, readers, and book lovers recommend their favorites.

December 12, 2011
The New Pamphleteers

E-books are more than a publishing platform—they’re a ­whole new literary form.

December 12, 2011
Newcomer: Jesmyn Ward

For the second year in a row, the National Book Award for fiction went to a near-complete unknown.

December 5, 2011
Loose Lips

In his chatty new history of gossip, conservative intellectual Joseph Epstein just can’t help himself.

November 14, 2011
You Heard It Here First

Mapping the city’s mid-seventies musical revolution.

October 17, 2011
Back in the Day-O

Harry Belafonte, America’s first black matinee idol, leveraged his fame for social change.

August 8, 2011
Old-School Ties

A coffee-table history of Def Jam, New York’s hip-hop Harvard.

June 27, 2011
Twilight of the Punk

The aggressive mellowing of former Hüsker Dü front man Bob Mould.

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