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January 15, 2007
Is This Book Worth Getting?

A no-frills buyer’s guide to the just-published fiction shelf.

December 25, 2006
The Top Five: Holiday Reading

'When Santa Fell to Earth' and more.

December 18, 2006
The Year in Books

Alice Munro came up with a new kind of memoir, and so did Alison Bechdel. Political books actually—gasp!—had an influence on politics. And one grim and grieving novel tapped in perfectly to our apocalyptic frame of mind.

December 11, 2006
The Motorcycle Diarist

Frederick Seidel may be hopelessly rich, but so are his poems.

December 4, 2006
The Baronessa’s Dream

For many New York writers, Beatrice Monti’s Tuscan retreat is paradise—so why would anyone leave early?

November 20, 2006
Is This Book Worth Getting?

A no-frills guide to the just-published fiction shelf.

November 13, 2006
By Our Contributors: 'Spy: The Funny Years'

Editors and writers as well as readers still speak wistfully about Spy’s perfectly balanced, perfectly piquant cocktail of irony, brains, silliness, visual pizzazz, and reportorial ferocity.

October 30, 2006
Getting the Disease: Steven Johnson

Q&A with 'The Ghost Map' author.

October 23, 2006
What’s in a Name?

Writers talk about what they almost called their books.

October 16, 2006
Brave Heart: Jeffrey Goldberg

Q&A with the "Prisoners: A Muslim & a Jew Across the Middle East Divide" author.

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