July 2012
Books

“I Only Want a Little Authenticity!”

A lost classic of African literature—chaotic, dreamlike, and funny—finally gets its due.

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June 29 2012 11:49 PMDrawing in the DarkWhy cartoonist Joe Sacco is one of the best war correspondents in the world.
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June 29 2012 11:45 PMThe Great American NovelWe’ve been looking for one since the 1860s. Why?
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June 29 2012 11:41 PMListening to WomenWhy smart, serious men have misunderstood Sheila Heti’s new book.
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June 29 2012 11:37 PMQuiet RiotA new biography of 4’33” composer John Cage explores the role Zen played in his playful, revolutionary art.
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June 29 2012 11:33 PMDance Dance EvolutionM.J., Merce, and Pina all died in 2009. A unique novel and its companion YouTube choreography make the deaths the center of a conspiracy.
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June 29 2012 11:27 PMWhat Happened to the Passengers of Flight 815?A bewildering, exciting new comics series about mind control.
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June 29 2012 11:47 PMThe Beckett of Botox, the Rabelais of RestalynAll writers have one great subject. For Gigi Levangie Grazer, it’s the smooth, hairless surfaces of Hollywood.
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June 29 2012 11:43 PMThe Case of the Feline FlatfootAren’t cats more likely to commit crimes than to detect them?
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June 29 2012 11:39 PMThe 1991 Novel That Predicted Sarah PalinThe freakish, fantastic prescience of Raymond Kennedy’s Ride a Cockhorse.
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June 29 2012 11:35 PMGetting OverAnthony Heilbut on the gayness of gospel.
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June 29 2012 11:29 PMFear and Loathing 40 Years LaterHunter S. Thompson’s outrage-stuffed, anti-cynical campaign masterpiece.
The Audio Book Club
June 29 2012 12:56 PMThe Audio Book Club on Fifty Shades of GreyOur critics can hardly restrain themselves discussing E.L. James’ book-club bondage porn.