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Review: Tao Lin's Richard Yates

When this review is posted online, 27-year-old Tao Lin will quickly send out its URL in a tweet and file it on his website's meticulously maintained record of press coverage.
A better stunt: Lin transcends his self-promotion
By CARRIE BATTAN  |  October 15, 2010
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Walk hard

In Joshua Ferris's unsparing second novel, Tim Farnsworth doesn't know why he walks, but nothing but exhaustion can stop him.
Joshua Ferris abandons the office and hits The Road
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  January 15, 2010
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Our Don Drapers, Ourselves

This Sunday is the premiere of the third season of Mad Men (AMC, 10 pm), the Emmy-winning show that made fans of good television have to figure out where AMC was on their basic-cable schedules.
The Mad Men mystique
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  August 14, 2009
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Our Don Drapers, Ourselves

This Sunday is the premiere of the third season of Mad Men (AMC, 10 pm), the Emmy-winning show that made fans of good television have to figure out where AMC was on their basic-cable schedules.
The Mad Men mystique
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  August 14, 2009
Golden Globes preview: Richard Yates at the BPL in 1978 [mp3]

Golden Globes preview: Richard Yates at the BPL in 1978 [mp3]


The best Revolutionary Road adaptation of 2008, hands down, was season 2 of Mad Men. If Sam Mendes's Revolutionary Road takes home any of the...
By Carly Carioli  |  January 10, 2009
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Dead end

It's a masterful, devastating portrait of a marriage crumbling and a merciless critique of the torpor and predictability of 1950's suburbia.
Sam Mendes's not so Revolutionary Road
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  December 29, 2008


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Confessions of an editor

There’s a quiet courage in these essays, and a revelatory sense of the continuing challenge of pressing on.
DeWitt Henry's candid new collection of essays meditates on manhood
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  June 20, 2008
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Married Life

Maybe Sam Mendes’s upcoming adaptation of Richard Yates’s Revolutionary Road will offer a more genuine look at the moral and cultural battleground of this period.
The world of half-baked ideas
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 12, 2008
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Touched by grace

This, around November, when New England’s bones start to show — and I realized my heart was beating faster. The story had quickened my pulse.
Andre Dubus’s unending gifts
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  October 01, 2007
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The pornography of pharmacology

“We’re so disconnected from our past selves,” says Kennedy. “Like what would the eight year-old you think of you now? That’s something that’s unsettling to me. I’d love to go back to be able to talk to the eight year-old.” Memories of you: Pagan Kenned
Pagan Kennedy on drugs, memory, and the lure of nostalgia
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  June 27, 2006