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  • 10 years ago

    After four years away, Sean Wilsey returned from Italy and ate lunch with his father. He had spent that time in a sort of emotional deprogramming center called Amity, the latest in a series of last resorts his parents hoped would dissuade him from...

  • 11 years ago

    Jonathan Ames + Jeff Johnson + Dan Kennedy + Kevin Sampsell March 9 Happy Ending, 302 Broome, 212-334-9676. Of Ames's latest novel, Wake Up, Sir!, Ed Park wrote in these pages: "One hopes Ames sees fit to stir up such pure fancy again. Here is a b...

  • 11 years ago

    In Man of the House, Tommy Lee Jones plays a veteran Texas Ranger—his Wranglers tight, his Stetson tall—charged with protecting an insuppressible quintet of murder-witnessing cheerleaders who say things like "Oh my God, you guys!" and "V...

  • 11 years ago

    Anamika Sharma is confused. The eponymous heroine of Abha Dawesar's Babyji, she bears the weight of a 16-year-old girl's world, her attention divided between the contradictory responsibilities of her caste, education, and gender. She retreats into...

  • 11 years ago

    What is a blockbuster, and why are we predisposed to believe that any movie so designated sucks? Tom Shone's smart, observant Blockbuster is a warts-and-all portrait of the term and the films it describes. The book starts off as a sort of counterp...

  • 11 years ago

    These days, it seems that new fiction writers regard the short story as a sort of creative cul-de-sac, a form where any attempts at innovation are not so much a reinvention of the wheel as simple spinning. The Story Prize hopes to change some mind...

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