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Big Fat Whale
Michael Chabon feels the flow
Michael Chabon has a thing for pop culture.
| September 28, 2012
Review: John Carter(1)
Like its four-armed Tharks and its ten-legged Calot, this adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs's series of sci-fi novels has too many moving parts for its own good.
Too many moving parts
| March 09, 2012
The hipster Harry Potter
The inside flap of Wildwood — the new young-adult fantasy novel by Decemberist Colin Meloy — claims that the book is for ages nine and up.
Colin Meloy’s fake children’s book isn’t for children at all
| September 23, 2011
Gift Guide 2010: Books that'll make your coffee table look smart
There are books, and then there are deluxe books. They're like normal books, but more badass.
Rock of Pages
MICHAEL GOETZMAN, MICAH HAUSER, AND STEVE MILLER
| December 10, 2010
The whole truth
It's the economy, stupid. Or maybe politics or literature. Fall non-fiction goes wide and deep, so plan for some marathon reading.
Tomes from the 'fact' department
| September 18, 2009
Review: The Mysteries of Pittsburgh
Curtis Hanson's 2000 adaptation of Michael Chabon's Wonder Boys remained true to the writer's chimerical whimsy without getting cute. Not so Rawson Marshall Thurber's trashing of Chabon's first novel
A stunted coming-of-age story
| April 10, 2009
What does it say about America that marijuana movies are a hot genre right now, perhaps hotter even than in the heyday of Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong’s 1978 Up in Smoke ?
Does a surge of stoner movies mean America is going to pot?
| August 13, 2008
Gumshoes and golems
Michael Chabon has boundary issues.
Michael Chabon’s Alaskan-Yiddish noir
| June 05, 2007
April comes like an idiot, Edna St. Millay wrote, babbling and strewing flowers.
Chabon, Murakami, Bukowski, and more
| March 13, 2007
Brian K. Vaughan is one of the highest-profile writers in American comics right now, a hyper-prolific idea man whose projects are driven by crisp, suspenseful pacing and built around resonant metaphors.
Brian K. Vaughan’s world of comics
| January 02, 2007
Something to talk about
Is it possible to rate the “single best work of American fiction published in the last 25 years?”
The New York Times ranks recent fiction
| June 07, 2006
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