June 2012
Books

It Doesn’t Suck

Adam Nayman defends Showgirls.

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June 2 2012 12:10 AMPros and ConsThe strivers and schemers and wankers and winners of John Lanchester’s Capital.
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June 2 2012 12:07 AMIs Gay Good?Linda Hirshman’s history of gay rights argues that the moral battle has been won.
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June 2 2012 12:05 AMThe iPad of BabelTablet apps for kids make what once were books into something interactive, mind-bending—and not necessarily better.
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June 1 2012 11:46 PMThe Android Head of Philip K. DickThe unlikely story of the sci-fi author’s “robotic resurrection.”
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June 1 2012 11:42 PMWhat Will BeKim Stanley Robinson’s 2312, a sci-fi novel so brilliant, it reads like an account of the past.
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June 1 2012 11:38 PMNo More Drama?On Denis Johnson’s Two Plays, and why plays get published in book form at all.
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June 1 2012 11:34 PMAll About the LoveIn Bunch of Amateurs, tinkerers, putterers, and ham-radio enthusiasts can change the world.
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June 1 2012 11:30 PMHow To Make Anything Out of a 3-Liter BottleA charming new graphic novel about a slow-moving small-town summer.
War Stories
May 31 2012 7:45 PMWhat Robert Caro Got WrongHe is one of our greatest historians. So why is his retelling of the Cuban Missile Crisis so mistaken?
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June 2 2012 12:09 AMThe New HandmaidsThe future of reproductive rights, as seen in three young adult novels.
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June 2 2012 12:06 AMKill Me Maybe1975’s Looking for Mr. Goodbar and the never-ending panic over young women and casual sex.
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June 2 2012 12:03 AMI Like Big Bucks and I Cannot LieInside the terrible variety show that was Washington Mutual.
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June 1 2012 11:44 PMHauntedA bereaved father wonders if his son’s ghost has returned in an ambitious, wrenching debut novel.
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June 1 2012 11:40 PMClotted CreamChristopher Hayes on America’s distrust of elites and the fall of the meritocracy.
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June 1 2012 11:36 PMThe Snow Is Still in BetaEngine Empire, a remarkable book of poetry about the speed at which we’re rushing toward the future.
The Audio Book Club
June 1 2012 11:32 PMThe Audio Book Club on Are You My Mother?Our critics on cartoonist Alison Bechdel’s follow-up to Fun Home.
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June 1 2012 11:40 AMA Girl and Her RoomPhotographs from a new book by Rania Matar.