Recent Articles

February 1, 2010

‘The woman writes as if the Devil was in her…’ 11

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The anxiety of maintaining the distance and time to write within a romantic relationship continues to plague women (and men alike).

February 1, 2010

The Millions Top Ten: January 2010 1

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Cloud Atlas keeps the top spot. Stoner and Wolf Hall debut.

January 31, 2010

Amazon eBook Pricing Battle Gets Ugly 12

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Readers, especially those who read ebooks, will have to decide whether cheap ebooks are worth the cost of Amazon’s quest for monopoly control.

January 29, 2010

Greed is Good Again 0

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There’s a trailer out for the upcoming sequel to Wall Street. Gordon Gekko and his giant mobile phone are back. He is joined, regrettably, by Shia LaBeouf.

January 29, 2010

The Onion Remembers Salinger 0

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The Onion headline Bunch Of Phonies Mourn J.D. Salinger: “In this big dramatic production that didn’t do anyone any good (and was pretty embarrassing, really, if you think about it), thousands upon thousands of phonies across the country mourned the death of author J.D. Salinger, who was 91 years old for crying out loud.”

January 29, 2010

Bayside High as Playboy Mansion 1

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Parental Guidance Suggested: The 11 Most Scandalous Revelations from Dustin Diamond’s tell-all Saved By The Bell memoir. (I feel kind of ashamed of myself for even posting this, but such is life on the Internet.)

January 29, 2010

Proust’s Arabesk: The Museum of Innocence by Orhan Pamuk 15

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For all that Orhan Pamuk the citizen has been embroiled in legal struggles with the Turkish state, he strikes me in one sense as an elemental patriot. To chronicle something obsessively is a form of love, and Pamuk documents the details of his Istanbul obsessively.

January 29, 2010

Brodsky’s Cat: Andrey Khrzhanovsky’s A Room and a Half 2

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A Room and a Half not only allows for the fictional Brodsky’s particular nostalgia, but seems to suggest it as the indispensable poetic impulse.

January 28, 2010

J.D. Salinger, 1919-2010 13

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Though it has been talked about as the greatest vanishing act in the history of American letters, Jerome David Salinger’s career also turns out to be one of the major triumphs.

January 28, 2010

iStephen Fry 0

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Stephen Fry joins “the congregation at the Church of Apple” for the launch of the iPad and shares his thoughts on the company and its newest product.