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Reviews & Essays

Tales of Terroir

Wine tasting with two very distinctive palates.

 

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Reviews & Essays

Roth Unbound: A Writer and His Books

Can the work of a novelist who has made an art out of his alter egos be illuminated by a chronicle of his life?

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Rock & Roll &

Unruly Reading

A critic's year in reading takes in "life-changing" books old and new.

 

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Reviews & Essays

Dedicated to God

An oral history of the lives of the cloistered sheds light on life behind the walls of an American monastery.

 

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Library Without Walls

Wintry Mix

An inviting pile of season's readings -- magical, mysterious, and mirthful.

 

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Reader's Diary

Getting Away With Murder

Half a decade after her death, Benazir Bhutto's assassination still haunts Pakistan.

 

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Reviews & Essays

Not Realism, Just Real

Radical Polish mermaids, post-punk post-apocalypse, and record-setting kisses round out the year in YA reading.

 

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Reviews & Essays

Editors' Picks for 2013: Nonfiction

The most intriguing, arresting, and informative works of nonfiction for 2013

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Reviews & Essays

Editors' Picks for 2013: Fiction

Fifteen highlights from a glorious year for imaginative literature.

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Interviews

Centaur Style: Clive Thompson on Smarter Than You Think

The strangest thing about the explosion of new technology might be the fact that we've been here before. 

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A Reading Life

Gold: The Race for the World's Most Seductive Metal

This history of an element's grip on human imagination -- and the  devastating consequences of that fascination.

 

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Interviews

Gene Wolfe: No Comparison

A Grandmaster of Science Fiction offers his favorite folktale, and thoughts about the roots of his work.

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The Speculator

New Vessels: A Critic's SF Picks for 2013

Thirteen works of fantasy and science fiction that register fresh visions.

 

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Reviews & Essays

Falling Upwards

As the craze for ballooning swept Europe, scientists and thrill seekers alike sought a god's-eye-view.

 

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Reading in Common

Charmers Return

An annual rundown of books as diverting as they are thought-provoking.

 

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