Displaying articles for: January 2012

Everything You Need to Survive the Apocalypse

A romance between a young unbeliever and a dedicated churchgoer leads to new questions on both sides.

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Feng Shui: Secrets of Chinese Geomancy

Finding the most auspicious way to live within a place.

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Still Waters

At a remote lake house, a mismatched couple dredges up the past.

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Come Sunday

A collaboration between two jazz greats is a testament to musical devotion.

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The Pledge

In a dystopian future, language is the key to uniting a fractured society.

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April 19: "What you see first, after the starting gun's crack, is a column of bobbing runners, thousands of them, surging downhill..."

Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…

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Poems That Make Grown Men Cry

And women too.  Luminaries from Colin Firth to Nick Cave and Jonathan Franzen chose the poems that bring them to tears, and the result is a stunning collection of poignant verse from writers like Auden, Whitman, Bishop, Larkin, Neruda and many others.  Warning: choking-up hazard.

The King of Pain

Trapped beneath his entertainment system, reality TV mastermind Rick Salter reflects on his life and tries to piece together the events of the previous evening. Seth Kaufman’s romp is an outrageous meditation on pain and entertainment in a deranged world in which the two are often interchangeable.

The Good Inn

Frank Black, frontman for the Pixies, has written a transgressive historical fiction with shades of Thomas Pynchon (focused as it is on the history of explosives and cinematic pornography), all set in a hallucinatory Edwardian Europe.