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Emily Nussbaum

July 17, 2006 | Feature
Read and Approved: Eclectic Beach Fare

Still looking for a summer book that isn’t 100 percent trashy? Perhaps even one that’s 100 percent non-trashy (say, on Spinoza)? Here are five new(ish) titles that we’re particularly enthused about.

July 17, 2006 | Feature
In Defense of Star Jones Reynolds

By all rights, Star Jones Reynolds shouldn’t be a beleaguered punch line—she should be a chick-lit heroine.

July 10, 2006 |
Amy Sedaris Gets Up in Your Grill

And she hopes you’ll love her new movie. Just not too much.

May 8, 2006 | The Book Review
Death Becomes Him

Philip Roth confronts age and beauty, and turns—well, not exactly sentimental, but surprisingly warm.

March 6, 2006
And the Sopranos Lived ____ Ever After

Will Tony meet a gruesome fate? Or go down stoically in a simple hail of bullets? We asked six writers to imagine a fitting conclusion.

February 13, 2006 | Feature
Revenge of the Niche

“Netlets” like the WB and UPN weren’t a failed experiment. They were simply ahead of their time.

February 6, 2006 | The Book Review
Report From Stroller Central

Ayelet Waldman—the writer New York moms love to hate—strikes back with a novel about Manhattan motherhood.

November 14, 2005 | Feature
Mary, Mary, Less Contrary

Mary Gaitskill used to be the downtown princess of darkness. Now she’s happily married and lives on a country lane. But she still writes with an icy insight into life’s little cruelties.

May 30, 2005 | Feature
Psst, Serena is a slut. Pass it on.

The notorious, best-selling ‘Gossip Girl’ series laid bare the titillating, too-much-too-soon world of private-school Manhattan. But what will happen now that its creator is moving on to new obsessions?

September 13, 2004 | Fall 2004 Preview
After The Fall

The creator of Alias strands 48 plane crash survivors on a tropical island.