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September 11, 2006
Richard Ford’s Manly Meditations

Reading Ford, you can feel uplifted and empowered in a way that might make you wonder if his books are really novels at all, and not some sublime species of self-help.

September 11, 2006
Tragicomic

Critics have already begun carping that The Illustrated 9/11 Report, a comic-book condensation of the best-selling document, created by two septuagenarian alumni of the Richie Rich comics, risks trivializing the disaster.

September 4, 2006
Lonely Planet

Envy-magnet Nell Freudenberger is back with a smart and rueful tale of a Chinese fish out of water.

September 11, 2006
But Is the Cast Album on Vinyl?

Making a Broadway musical from Nick Hornby’s lovely novel High Fidelity, about a lovelorn indie-record-store snob, sounds dubious. But with a script by David Lindsay-Abaire and a star turn from Will Chase—widely considered the only good thing about last year’s Lennon—there is cause for hope.

September 11, 2006
Company’s Coming

John Doyle made waves when he gave Patti LuPone a tuba for Sweeney Todd. Will it work for “The Ladies Who Lunch”?

September 11, 2006
A Berlitz Guide to BAM

A quickie Shakespeare translator for what you’ll hear onstage—and chat about afterward.

September 11, 2006
The Ten-Percent Solution

This fall’s Broadway transfer of Douglas Carter Beane’s The Little Dog Laughed suggests a new subgenre: the Agent Morality Play.

August 24, 2006
All the World’s a Stage

Julianne Moore on her role in David Hare’s international-studies play The Vertical Hour—and how she almost skipped her return to Broadway.

September 11, 2006
Truman, Take Two

Another exploration of In Cold Blood—this time with humor.

September 11, 2006
Cate Blanchett: Highbrow Brilliant

"At times, George [Clooney] and I would go, 'Ewww, that felt so bizarre!' But Steven would say, 'If it doesn’t feel bizarre, then it’s not right.' "

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