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Keith Gessen

December 4, 2006 | The Book Review
Thomas Pynchon vs. the World

Against the Day is exhausting, twisted, and paranoid. But that doesn’t mean Pynchon can’t also be fun.

January 16, 2006 | Feature
Dinosaur On Ice

The NHL has mandated a cleaner, more elegant game, but Darius Kasparaitis, the Rangers’ superthug, refuses to let extinction keep him down.

December 26, 2005 | Reasons to Love New York
Because the Fountain at The Brooklyn Museum Makes Music

123 reasons to love New York.

November 14, 2005 | Feature
Last Exit to Baghdad

The first soldier memoirs and a sweeping history describe a war unlike any we’ve ever known.

October 24, 2005 | The Book Review
Case of the Benz

Rafi Zabor’s 'I, Wabenzi' is a wild ride through grief—until it hits a disappointing detour.

September 19, 2005 | Feature
7 2/3 Innings With Salman

Like his beloved Yankees, Rushdie is struggling to play up to expectations.

August 22, 2005 | The Book Review
The Smartest Guy in the Room

Edmund Wilson’s brilliance won him untold love and admiration, but for him, nothing beat a good book.

July 25, 2005 | The Book Review
The Toughest Jews

Avner Mandelman’s stories capture the tortured psyche of Israel’s baby-boomers.

June 20, 2005 | Feature
Between Punk Rock and a Hard Place

Hilly Kristal, the cash-strapped owner of CBGB, has threatened to move his legendary club to Las Vegas — and what if he really did it? How would Joey Ramone look next to Elvis?

April 25, 2005 | The Book Review
From Beyond

Michel Houellebecq, France’s bard of sex and anomie, finds an unlikely kindred spirit in H. P. Lovecraft.