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Sam Anderson

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 giveróby 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.

March 31, 2008 | The Book Review
Peace Offensive

Nicholson Baker gives the Good War a bad rap.

March 10, 2008 | The Book Review
Stalking the Gramno

A book-review procedural about Richard Price’s Lush Life.

March 3, 2008 | The Book Review
Don’t LOL

The strange symbiosis of blogs and literature.

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