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2006 Stories by Benjamin Strong

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  • Rudy Awakening

    published September 5, 2006

    You've heard this one before: A famously insensitive lame-duck politician answers a national tragedy with unexpected compassion. His steady... More >>

  • Youth in Revolt

    published May 30, 2006

    A novel about a mad bomber by John Updike —why not? When White Noise was published, nobody gave Don DeLillo any shit for moving to... More >>

  • 'Psychopathia Sexualis'

    published May 30, 2006

    As reference book adaptations go, Psychopathia Sexualis is hardly Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Sex*: The money shot... More >>

  • What the Butler Saw

    published May 16, 2006

    Not the least troublesome effect of Germany's declaration of war against France on August 3, 1914, was to disrupt the household at 102 Boulevard... More >>

  • Accidents Will Happen

    published May 9, 2006

    Amy Hempel knows how to load a one-liner with meaning—"The house next door was rented for the summer to a couple who swore at missed croquet... More >>

  • 'Akeelah and the Bee'

    published April 18, 2006

    Thankfully, nowhere in the credits for this movie—a small gem, at least within the subgenre of spelling-bee pictures—can the dreaded... More >>

  • 'Dirty'

    published February 14, 2006

    Considering the stock quality of the insights that the cop drama Dirty has to offer us about Los Angeles (e.g., "This fucking city, I... More >>

  • Last Night

    published January 24, 2006

    With a title like The Good Life, Jay McInerney's seventh novel is difficult to approach without reference to its author's well-documented... More >>

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