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Library Without Walls

Hindoo Holiday

The idiosyncratic memoir of a visit to India, by the celebrated author of My Dog Tulip. Read more...

The Speculator

Fantastical Conceits and Turbulent Souls

Paul Di Filippo on ambitious new project attempts to compile the short pieces that emerged from Roger Zelazny's prolific imagination. Read more...

Rock & Roll &

Constructed Social Scenes

The indie-rock bohemias of Toronto, New York, and Chapel Hill -- chronicled by the participants. Read more...

Drawn to Read

Behind the Laughs

Ward Sutton's Illustrated review of I'm Dying Up Here: Heartbreak and High Times in Stand-Up Comedy's Golden Era

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Reading Romance

My Brilliant Career

Tales of literary ambitions that stand in the way of love. Read more...

The Thinking Read

The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Mystic of the Atom

A mind that leapt over the mysteries of physics, and a soul tormented by visions of failure. Read more...

Reader's Diary

Honey's Progress

A new edition of Elaine Dundy's barbed classic; English cookery considered; and more.

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Rock & Roll &

Unbeautiful Winner: Leonard Cohen

Considering Leonard Cohen's place in the Tower of Song. Read more...

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The Pillow Book

A thousand years on, a noblewoman's gleanings from Japanese courtly life still shimmer with beauty. Read more...

The Speculator

Aging Chrome: Cyberpunks in 2009

These trailblazers of the cyberpunk frontier haven't concluded their explorations. Read more...

Drawn to Read

Inherent Vice

Ward Sutton's illustrated review of Pynchon's trip into detective fiction.

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Reading Romance

Alpha Allure

Why we're still obsessed with The Leader of the Pack.

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Reader's Diary

Vision Quests

Visionary conversations with artists David Hockney and Robert Irwin, plus Francis Bacon's messy studio.

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The Thinking Read

The Philosophical Baby

A new book by Alison Gopnik pulls profound questions out of the minds of babes. Read more...

Library Without Walls

An Iranian Classic

Michael Dirda ventures into the phantasmagoric world of Sadegh Hedayat's The Blind Owl. Read more...

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