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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
| May 28, 2010
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
| November 13, 2009
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
| June 12, 2009
David Foster Wallace — 1962–2008
A story called “Forever Overhead” by David Foster Wallace appeared in the 1992 edition of Best American Short Stories .
| September 17, 2008
The 100 unsexiest men 2007: 10-1
These guys couldn't turn on a radio
| April 14, 2007
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