bestnom1000x50

Roger Federer

Latest Articles

1005_natstwn_list

Master crafters

In a perfect world, a great moment in music would come accompanied by a sense of grace, as if it had traveled far and long to reach you here and now. In short: great art is often the product of a lot of work — and work isn’t all that exciting.
The National come back from the drawing board
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  May 28, 2010
0911_munro_list

Magic tricks

You have to give a seventysomething writer credit for daring to begin a book with “He’d lost his magic.”
Alice Munro has them, Philip Roth doesn’t
By ED SIEGEL  |  November 13, 2009
primo list

Ahead of the curve

Popular tastes wax, wane, and wander about, but over the long run people most appreciate those things that are timelessly simple, elegant, and right: Roger Federer's backhand, German-expressionist art, cotton, and the summer here in Maine.
Rockland's Primo finds the future in past traditions
By BRIAN DUFF  |  June 12, 2009
080928_wallace_list

David Foster Wallace — 1962–2008

A story called “Forever Overhead” by David Foster Wallace appeared in the 1992 edition of Best American Short Stories .
Overhead baggage
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  September 17, 2008

The 100 unsexiest men 2007: 10-1


These guys couldn't turn on a radio
By  |  April 14, 2007