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Sam Anderson

March 15, 2010 | The Book Review
Boundary Issues

David Shields’s new “manifesto” is a pain in the ars poetica.

February 22, 2010 | The Book Review
Derrida and Yummyburgers

When academics get personal.

February 15, 2010
The Human Shuffle

Is ChatRoulette the future of the Internet or its distant past?

February 1, 2010 | The Book Review
White Noise

Don DeLillo’s latest brings us as close to pure fictional stasis as we’re ever likely to get.

December 8, 2009 | Reading Room
Court of Opinion

Taking on Bill Simmons and The Book of Basketball.

December 14, 2009 | Aughts
When Lit Blew Into Bits

The meganovel shrank, even as reading itself metastasized.

December 14, 2009 | Aughts
The Stick List

New York's critics pick the television programs, books, movies, art, architecture, plays, and pop albums that we'll still be talking about in ten years.

November 23, 2009 | The Book Review
A Glorious Mess

Nabokov never wanted us to read his unfinished last novel. Unless, thrillingly, he did.

February 8, 2010 | Intelligencer
Social Salinger

Literature’s oddly companionable hermit.

November 9, 2009 | The Book Review

The latest in a bumper crop of books about the ethics of eating animals.

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