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Errol Morris's magnificent obsessions

The tops of the side tables in Errol Morris's office are entirely obscured by books, among them Remembering Satan: A Tragic Case of Recovered Memory ; The Education of T.C. Mits: What Modern Mathematics Means to You ; French psychoanalyst Jacques Laca
Mr. Natural
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  July 15, 2011

Primary concerns

The last thing people are looking for when they go to the movies is a reminder of the political crapola they are trying to escape.
2008 releases offer campaign reform
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 28, 2007

Common ground

Like the American naturalists of the last century, Ann Patchett examines race and class in her new novel, Run .
Ann Patchett’s Boston allegory
By DANA KLETTER  |  September 18, 2007

What’s the link between religion and sex scandals?

Does the heady scent of burning incense, the glow of blazing candles, and the moan of a church organ cause some to fall from the high ground of propriety, fidelity, and chastity?
Moral nation
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  January 03, 2007

The big sneer

On one level, predicting what the future holds for American pop culture is painfully easy. Just cast your eyes across the Atlantic to see what the European purveyors of reality television have on the drawing boards.
Welcome to pseudo reality, where the exotic is everything, characters are reduced to body parts, and viewers flatter themselves
By CHRIS LEHMANN  |  December 28, 2006