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March 9, 2009
A Land of Geeks and Goblins

New York swarms with graphic artists, comic-book stores, and fictional fighters defending the universe—or conspiring to destroy it—from their Manhattan HQ. Below, some notable locations.

March 9, 2009
Subway Stories

John Wray makes literary failure look like fun. Let’s see what he can do with success.

February 16, 2009
Mob Tied: Josh Bazell

Josh Bazell started writing his debut novel, Beat the Reaper, while studying medicine at Columbia.

February 9, 2009
Updike on Updike and Obama

When New York spoke to John Updike in October, America was beginning to fathom the depths of its financial woes.

February 9, 2009
Three Pages a Day

John Updike’s permanent present tense.

January 19, 2009
Criminally Retro

A one-man pulp spree.

January 5, 2009
Courtly Lion

Robert Giroux’s life reminds us that great publishing needs quiet rebels (and taste).

December 15, 2008
The Top Ten Graphic Novels

Runs the gamut from poignant memoirs to vividly terrifying, including elegant, wordless works of art.

December 15, 2008
The Top Ten Books

Lush Life, 2666, Sea of Poppies, and more.

December 15, 2008
The Year in Books

No two contemporary New York novels could differ more than Richard Price’s 'Lush Life' and Joseph O’Neill’s 'Netherland.'

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