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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.
| 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).
| 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
| December 29, 2008
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
| August 30, 2007
They were, by definition, misfits.
Daydream Nation tops our list of 10 landmark albums that made indie rock
| 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
| 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
| 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."
| May 05, 2006
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