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Reviews & Essays

Bark

Tracing the patterns of new short stories from an icon of the medium.

 

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Library Without Walls

The Philip Trent Mysteries

Why three lost tales of an amateur sleuth are among the best detective stories ever written.

 

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Interviews

Sonic Boom: Trevor Cox and 'The Sound Book'

The acoustic engineering professor on how we hear, preserving our ears, and the pursuit of aural wonders.

 

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The Race Underground

Laying down the track for a pivotal moment in Gilded Age innovation.

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Interviews

Rose-Colored Glasses: Kostya Kennedy on 'Pete Rose: An American Dilemma'

What have we learned from the tarnished legacy of one of baseball's greatest talents?

 

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Crime and Punishment

The Black-Eyed Blonde

The Irish novelist brings Raymond Chandler's cynical paladin back for an encore.

 

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E. E. Cummings: A Life

Was the poet famed for his lowercase aesthetic an all-caps talent?

 

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The Accidental Universe

The physics behind reality may be hard to grasp -- but that doesn't mean you can't have fun trying.

 

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Interviews

Invisible Country: Phil Klay and Bill Cheng

Two of today's best young fiction writers on soldier's stories, the Delta blues, and walking the tightrope between terror and hilarity.

 

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A Reading Life

The Broken Road

The long-awaited final volume of an epic memoir of pedestrian travel.

 

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Reading in Common

Boy, Snow, Bird

Ancient stories entwine with twenty-first-century themes in Helen Oyeyemi's fiction.

 

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All Our Names

American reinvention meets African revolution in the tale of a friendship and its aftermath.

 

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American Fun

An argument that wicked play outweighs hard work in our country's heritage.

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Interviews

Everything That Lives Is Holy: Susan Minot on Thirty Girls

A true story of abduction and terror inspired the novelist to strike out in a bold new direction.

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A Country for Old Men

Fiction's Old Guard is in anything but retreat.

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