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Michael Chabon feels the flow

Michael Chabon has a thing for pop culture.

By CLEA SIMON  |  September 28, 2012
Review: John Carter

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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 09, 2012
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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
By CHRIS BRAIOTTA  |  September 23, 2011
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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
By MICHAEL GOETZMAN, MICAH HAUSER, AND STEVE MILLER  |  December 10, 2010
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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
By BARBARA HOFFERT  |  September 18, 2009
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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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 10, 2009


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Smoke screens

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?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 13, 2008
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Gumshoes and golems

Michael Chabon has boundary issues.
Michael Chabon’s Alaskan-Yiddish noir
By CLEA SIMON  |  June 05, 2007
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Babbling books

April comes like an idiot, Edna St. Millay wrote, babbling and strewing flowers.
Chabon, Murakami, Bukowski, and more
By JOHN FREEMAN  |  March 13, 2007
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Storyboarding

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
By DOUGLAS WOLK  |  January 02, 2007
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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
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  June 07, 2006