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Sam Anderson

August 31, 2009 |
Sam Anderson’s Want-to-Reads

What our critic is most eager for this fall.

August 31, 2009 |
King’s ‘Dome’ Tome

To many fans, Stephen King’s 1978 novel The Stand is his masterpiece.

September 1, 2008 |
Bolaño’s Best for Last?

The posthumous literary superstar has one final novel yet to appear in English. And it could be his greatest.

June 30, 2008 |
Raise High the Rafters

At the Democratic convention, Obama will have to prove he’s more than just a brilliant speech giver—by giving the most difficult speech of his meteoric career. A rhetorical analysis.

May 5, 2008 | Feature
The Memory Addict

Augusten Burroughs doesn’t just write about his past. He holds séances.

January 17, 2011 |
The Greatest Novel

Invisible Man, The Bonfire of the Vanities, or The Age of Innocence?

December 13, 2010 |
The Year in Books

Sam Anderson's top 10 books of 2010.

December 6, 2010 | The Book Review
American Hustlers

The surprisingly parallel lives of George Washington and Jay-Z.

November 22, 2010 | The Book Review
Nowhere to Run

An insane tale of WWII survival. Starring an Olympian and an ungodly number of sharks.

November 8, 2010 | Feature
A History of Rap As Literature

The artists who flowed so fine they turned Old School rhymes into poetry.

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