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Donald Ray Pollock's over-the-top gothic

Donald Ray Pollock's first novel is called The Devil All the Time , and that's exactly what's wrong with it.
Biblical fury
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  July 08, 2011

Author sees poetry and prose through the trees

The plan was simple, if nerdy: New York novelist and English teacher Richard Horan would visit the historic sites and childhood homes of famous authors (along with some notable historical and cultural figures).
Planting Seeds
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 13, 2011

More sex, more Lincoln

The subject of Lincoln is like catnip to publishers (and readers), but the only things missing from our winter list are actual cat books.
A hefty reading season, from Jayne Anne Phillips and T.C. Boyle to Pablo Neruda
By BARBARA HOFFERT  |  December 29, 2008

Aesthetic genius

When I saw Marisha Pessl in the New York Times Style Section, meticulously posed on an antique chair wearing a pair of high heels and a coy smile, I cringed.
Why can’t more writers be smart enough to be beautiful, handsome, or at least cute
By SHARON STEEL  |  August 30, 2007

Post-punk pantheon

They were, by definition, misfits.
Daydream Nation  tops our list of 10 landmark albums that made indie rock
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  July 16, 2007


In combining the dual careers of novelist and physician, Michael Stein has honed his skills of observation of characters and patients.
A doctor writes about coping with illness
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  April 18, 2007


Reflections on a golden filmmaker

John Huston had such a long, illustrious career as a film director — just a few years short of half a century — that any series in his honor that isn’t comprehensive has to feel truncated.
John Huston at the Brattle
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  September 27, 2006

Left Lane: On The Road With Alix Olson

Samantha Farinella’s documentary Left Lane: On the Road With Alix Olson is a love letter to her subject.
A love letter to "one of the 10 most dangerous women in America."
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 05, 2006