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September 18, 2006
An Hour in Chelsea

After you see ICP’s triennial “Ecotopia,” visit these two galleries for more work by two of the show’s featured artists.

September 18, 2006
The Political Agenda

Bush-bashing books (and the Coulter voters on the other side) are everywhere, as everyone starts casting an eye toward the midterm elections.

September 18, 2006
The Last (Great) Season of “The Simpsons”

Those who want to truly savor the show’s cultural importance can start—or, rather, end—with the recent DVD release of the show’s eighth season, which marks the final year of a six-season run of sustained genius.

September 18, 2006
The Boys of Baraka

The 12- and 13-year-olds we meet in this P.O.V. installment have fathers in prison, dealers on the corner, bullets in the street, and public schools so ludicrously inadequate that leaving for Africa is a better bet.

September 18, 2006
Bones

We’re delighted by the return of Emily Deschanel as forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan and David Boreanaz as FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth.

September 18, 2006
Tune In Tomorrow

The newest shows track one complex plot over a whole season. But are they really worth the investment?

September 18, 2006
The Greater Good

At Glimmerglass, The Greater Good is lively and complex; Jonathan Miller's Jenufa is almost too dark and severe for its own good.

September 18, 2006
Curious Figure: Mark Haddon

His new follow-up, A Spot of Bother, follows a surprisingly ordinary father, George, sent into a panic by a patch of eczema he’s convinced is terminal cancer.

September 18, 2006
Orifice Rex

From whence does the sublime emerge? In his wonderful new novel, Memorial, Bruce Wagner has some ideas.

September 11, 2006
Grass Roots

Günter Grass’s revelation of his membership in the Waffen SS shows him as a flawed man. But the truths of his novels are as pure as ever.

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