September 2012
Books

The Genius in the Room

D.T. Max’s biography of David Foster Wallace.

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Sept. 7 2012 11:26 PMBeginning To SeeThe music and cultural critic Ellen Willis’ essays were long arcs toward an answer she never reached.
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Sept. 7 2012 11:22 PMArchy and Nat’s Last StandMichael Chabon’s pop-culture-infatuated novel centers on a threatened used-vinyl store in Oakland.
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Sept. 7 2012 11:18 PMThe ConscienceJonathan Kozol has spent 45 years reporting on the children left behind.
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Sept. 7 2012 11:14 PMCan’t Get You Out of My HeadThe history of advertising jingles, a truly American art form.
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Sept. 7 2012 11:11 PM“From the Bowl to the Mouth, the Soup Falls”A detective investigates a murder in Ciudad Juárez, where death is a way of life.
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Sept. 7 2012 11:06 PMUse Your IllusionsThe poet John Koethe has the soul of a philosopher.
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Sept. 7 2012 11:02 PM“How Is a Greek Chorus Like a Lawyer”Artist Bianca Stone illustrates Anne Carson’s wondrous, frightening adaptation of Antigone.
Family
Sept. 7 2012 11:24 PMOne Nation, UnderpantsThe triumphant return of Captain Underpants, hero to hyper, school-hating 8-year-olds.
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Sept. 7 2012 11:20 PMBlane and Andie, 25 Years LaterAndrew McCarthy’s memoir and Molly Ringwald’s novel suggest how hard it is to love like characters in movies.
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Sept. 7 2012 11:16 PM“I’m Not the Enemy”Four new novels address the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan from the soldier’s perspective.
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Sept. 7 2012 11:12 PM“You Got ‘Dinged.’ You Got ‘Blown Up.’ You Got ‘Thumped.’ You Got ‘Your Bell Rung.’ ”Football books, old and new, glorify violence and toughness. Let’s hear it for one classic that was more concerned with a good time.
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Sept. 7 2012 11:10 PMGod Save the QueensWhen gays are just like straights, what will the faeries and leather daddies do?
The Audio Book Club
Sept. 7 2012 11:04 PMThe Audio Book Club on Gone GirlOur critics take on Gillian Flynn’s thriller about a marriage gone bad.
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Sept. 7 2012 11:00 PMLebowitz Goes ElectricFran Lebowitz finally records her own audiobooks. Listen to her classic essay “Writing: A Life Sentence.”