Walter Benjamin

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Larry McMurtry, the best I can tell, remains the only man to have both won a Pulitzer Prize for fiction and written an Academy Award–winning screenplay.
Larry McMurtry’s life in the trade
By GEORGE KIMBALL  |  July 08, 2008

Fractured fairy-tales

Somehow, somewhere, we seem to have forgotten the meaning of the fairy tale.
How George Saunders, Hans Christian Andersen, and a trip to Fairyland can keep you sane
By JAMES PARKER  |  January 23, 2008

War, peace, and Robert Pinsky

Every few years, a fall publishing season emerges that should remind us that Boston could be the literary epicenter of America.
The season's fiction, non-fiction, and poetry
By JOHN FREEMAN  |  September 12, 2007

Get your shoes on and walk about town

Confession: I’m a junkie for narrative.  
By CHRISTINA BEVILACQUA  |  April 04, 2007
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If we agree that the state of current art criticism is worrisome enough to warrant some serious soul-searching, then art historian James Elkins's perspective is the right way to come to grips with what it really is.
The real art criticism
By CHRIS THOMPSON  |  March 29, 2006