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8/22/2008 at 3:15 p.m.
‘Man in the Dark’: Paul Auster Imagines a Life Without 9/11
This counterfactual novel, in which Bush versus Gore led to civil war and September 11 never happened, isn't a gimmicky departure for Paul Auster, but a characteristically Austerian dream vision.
8/22/2008 at 2:30 p.m.
‘The History of Forgetting’ Locates L.A.’s Heart of Darkness
A serious sociological study of L.A. and its mythomaniac pathologies.
8/22/2008 at 12:44 p.m.
Forget Spike Jonze: ‘Where the Wild Things Are‘ DVD
While you wait for Spike Jonze’s
Wild Things adaptation, pop this rereleased animated book in the player.
8/20/2008 at 4:30 p.m.
Revered Author Antonio Muñoz Molina Goes Meta-Mystery
Antonio Muñoz Molina’s latest beautifully wrought novel,
A Manuscript of Ashes, is set in Franco-era Spain and tells the story of a young university student, Minaya, who retreats to his uncle Manuel’s mansion in the countryside.
8/20/2008 at 2:30 p.m.
‘Nixon’ Does Unthinkable: Makes Tricky Dick Sympathetic
Revisit Oliver Stone's 1995 drama about another president whose legacy hangs in tatters.
8/19/2008 at 2:50 p.m.
‘Counterfeiters’ DVD Delves Deeper Into Its Nazi Mystery
This DVD release goes deeper into Adolf Burger's astonishing experience.
8/18/2008 at 8:00 a.m.
‘Into the Unknown’ With Handsome Devil Josh Bernstein
On this new show, Bernstein will firmly guide you through the world’s greatest mysteries, like Chachapoya cloud warriors and Papua New Guinea mummies.
8/12/2008 at 5:00 p.m.
Chekhov DVD Collection Dives Into the Master’s Icons
Anton Chekhov Collection is a perfect crash course in the icon's masterpieces.
8/12/2008 at 4:15 p.m.
Hov Stomps Through Leaked Banger ‘Jockin’ Jay-Z’
Jay stomps his way through a skeletal vocal sample and beat, proving the greats don’t need much to shine.
8/12/2008 at 3:45 p.m.
Young Dannyhott Sings Things He Probably Shouldn’t
He doesn't mean to be age inappropriate; young Danny Pacheco is just giving it his all in his YouTube videos.
8/12/2008 at 3:15 p.m.
Joseph Mitchell, Master of the “Has-Been” Profile
Joseph Mitchell’s fascinating and delightful mid-century reporting has us yearning for the saltier, scrappier New York he inhabited.
8/11/2008 at 4:15 p.m.
David Simon’s Last Words on ‘The Wire’ Season Five
Wire obsessives can complete their home collection today with the release of the final season on DVD.
8/11/2008 at 3:15 p.m.
A ‘Wife Of’ Struggles in Rebecca Miller’s Personal Debut
She may be the daughter of Arthur Miller and wife of Daniel Day-Lewis, but Rebecca Miller is making her own mark on the film and literary worlds.
8/11/2008 at 2:15 p.m.
Guy Maddin as His Strangest Character Yet—Himself
Crazy Canuck cinema junkie Guy Maddin is the mad scientist of the Great North’s cinematic underground.
8/11/2008 at 1:15 p.m.
Laurie Berkner, Another Local Making Great Kids’ Tunes
Laurie Buckner, another shining example of New York’s progressive, adult-friendly children’s rock scene, may have outdone her peers with this cute and versatile album.
8/8/2008 at 3:14 p.m.
Wiki Site Reveals Parallel Universe of Fake Movies
Spencer Green is the mind behind the satiric Parallel Universe Film Guide, a scarily extensive Wikipedia ripoff cataloging movies that do. not. exist.
8/6/2008 at 3:15 p.m.
Sixties Concert Discs Capture James Brown In His Prime
This three-disc set remembers the Godfather of Soul in his prime, onstage at three 1968 concerts.
8/6/2008 at 8:30 a.m.
‘Man vs. Wild’ Survives Scandal, Provides More Savagery
The British press tore him apart, crying “fake,” but Bear Grylls’s survivor adventure show hasn’t suffered from the added disclaimers.
8/5/2008 at 10:15 a.m.
Conor Oberst Solo Album Laidback But Still Gripping
“Lenders in the Temple,” a hushed, delicately picked lament, is a career peak.
8/5/2008 at 9:30 a.m.
Season Three of ‘No Reservations’ Finally Breaks Bourdain
He goes to Namibia to eat hog’s anus, one of the only meals that has made him sick.