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Book Features Archive

September 10, 2012
Permanent Revolution

A tour of tea-party New York—the spirit of ’76 kind.

September 10, 2012
Clarification: Meganovel or Meteorological Behemoth?

Comparing Zadie Smith's NW to N.W.A, NWS, and The CW.

May 3, 2012
Writing in the Dark

Confessions of a literary night owl.

April 16, 2012
A Million Shades of Smut

A field guide for the erotic-lit virgin.

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.

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