- October 11, 2010 | Feature
- Knee-Deep in 'Bovary'
Flaubert’s obsessive masterpiece finally gets the obsessive translation it deserves.
- September 13, 2010 | Feature
- Big Sometimes Friendly Giant
Roald Dahl—the storyteller as benevolent sadist.
- August 23, 2010 | The Book Review
- The Precisionist
Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom illustrates, crankily, the joys of the old-timey literary novel.
- August 2, 2010
- The James Franco Project
Movie star, conceptual artist, fiction writer, grad student, cipher—he’s turned a Hollywood career into an elaborate piece of performance art. But does it mean anything? A critical investigation, with bathroom break.
- June 7, 2010
- The Mad Liberationist
Comedy’s spectacularly original Reggie Watts is guided by voices—and music and radio static and polycarbonates and robots and …
- May 10, 2010 | Reading Room
- Everything and More
On David Lipsky’s book-length David Foster Wallace interview, Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself.
- May 17, 2010 | The Book Review
- The Return of Martin Amis
A sexy novel about sex—and sex alone—has reenergized him, just when his fans were giving up hope.
- May 3, 2010 | The Book Review
- Family Album
Anne Carson’s deeply moving scrap heap.
- April 12, 2010 | The Book Review
- Hi, Robot
The history of the vocoder, cryptography’s top-secret funk machine.
- April 5, 2010 | Feature
- Sage of the Apocalypse
Dhalgren, Samuel R. Delany’s loopy sci-fi masterpiece, lives to destroy again.