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Sweaty Palmes

Apichatpong Weerasethakul must have done something right in one or more of his previous incarnations.
The Cannes 2010 jury picks some winners, but some head-scratchers, too
By LISA NESSELSON  |  May 28, 2010

Road hogs

Phillipe and Jorge have just returned from a research trip to Myrtle Beach, SC.
Fear and loathing in Myrtle Beach. Plus, media overkill and jockularity
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  May 21, 2010
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Review: In Search of Memory

Memory, like consciousness, eludes analysis. Nobel Prize–winning neuroscientist Eric Kandel, the subject of this subtly layered documentary by Petra Seeger, took the approach of reductionism to figure it out.
Mind-altering. Seriously.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 23, 2010
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Booking it

Spring fiction goes international, starting with a whiff of the Caribbean.
Fiction, non-fiction, poetry
By BARBARA HOFFERT  |  March 12, 2010

Crossword: ''It's a Tough Job''

But you totally get used to it.
But you totally get used to it.
By MATT JONES  |  February 26, 2010
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Booked solid

The holidays are over — time to hit the books.
A hefty season of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry
By BARBARA HOFFERT  |  January 01, 2010


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Reading is fundamentalist

In 2009, liberals held firm control of the presidency, the US Senate, and the US House of Representatives. But there was one realm where conservatives dominated: the New York Times bestseller list.
Conservative screeds dominated the book charts this year. Will future election results follow the bestseller lists?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  December 25, 2009
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Has Obama peaked? Yes, he has

To listen to some pundits, Barack Obama's public image began taking a serious beating when the off-year election returns came in a week ago. Or maybe it was the undeserved Nobel Prize, his approach to the war in Afghanistan, or when he revved up his pur
Yes, he made history. Unfortunately, it’s all downhill from there.
By STEVEN STARK  |  November 13, 2009
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Interview: Bill Maher

"If liberals act like pussies, then they are pussies."
Bill Maher's new rules to live by
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 16, 2009

Crossword: ''No ham for me, thanks''

Don't be a pig about it
Don't be a pig about it
By MATT JONES  |  August 14, 2009
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Super-curious

A conversation with a Nobel-winning polymath: QED
A conversation with a Nobel-winning polymath: QED
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  February 11, 2009


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Nobel Son

On its surface, this quirky thriller from Randall Miller has indie-style appeal, with Alan Rickman in a delicious role as a gluttonous, philandering, narcissistic physics professor whose Nobel Prize win is deflated by the kidnapping of his rebellious ph
A precious, hyperkinetic mess
By PEG ALOI  |  December 03, 2008