- September 15, 2008 | The Book Review
- Go Ask Alice
The even-timelier-than-expected novel about Laura Bush.
- 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.
- August 11, 2008 | The Book Review
- How James Wood’s ‘How Fiction Works’ Works
And why it sometimes doesn’t.
- July 14, 2008 | The Book Review
- A History of Hooch
The Greeks worshipped it; the Aztecs were a little more conflicted.
- 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.
- June 2, 2008 | The Book Review
- The Sex Lives of Others
Robert Olen Butler trawls the outer limits (Nixon, Santa Claus) of erotic imagination.
- May 26, 2008 | The Book Review
- Dada’s Boy
A reexamination of Chris Farley’s tragically short career.
- May 12, 2008 | The Book Review
- Anarchy and Semicolons
A novel in which a punctuation mark could almost be called destiny.
- May 5, 2008 | Feature
- The Memory Addict
Augusten Burroughs doesn’t just write about his past. He holds séances.
- April 14, 2008 |
- The New York Canon: Books
From Norman Mailer to Rem Koolhaas, 26 works of lapidary New Yorkitude.