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On Whitman

The acclaimed poet C. K. Williams celebrates the energy, legacy, and artistry of Walt Whitman with astute and exuberantly abundant recourse to the bard's free and formidable verse. Read more...

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A Good Talk

I know Dan Menaker. Dan Menaker’s a friend of mine. And if you’re going to listen to anybody explain the “story and skill of conversation,” you’ll find nobody better than the fabled editor (The New Yorker, Random House): he’s smart, funny, insightful, and more than the sum of those parts. In short, he’s good company. Read more...

April 17: "In less than three years, both GM and Chrysler would be bankrupt, and a resurgent Ford would wow Wall Street..."

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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