Burnham in his Prescott, Arizona home lab, circa 1960. Yesterday, we published the first half of a 24,000-word "self-interview" by Lowell Observatory astronomer Robert Burnham, Jr. on what would have been his 80th birthday. Burnham died in 1993 at the age of 61. He was known not only for hi ... More >>
Print is undeadand NYC is the only city where you can still read all about it
The latest and most detailed recounting of the epic New York City police disaster known as Bernie Kerik is in Leonard Levitt's fascinating new tell-all history, NYPD Confidential. Levitt, who wrote a column for Newsday that now runs on the Web, tells of sitting at his desk in One Police Plaz ... More >>
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Auster's latest hero keeps track of "every blunder, every pratfall, every embarrassment, every idiocy"
From the Beats to Civil Rights, Lenny Bruce to Warhol's Factory . . .
Hillary Clinton brings home the dollars for New York's defense contractors
From Russian gloom to New World ecstasy: Saul Bellow, 1915-2005
Faulkner paints a friend's penis greenand makes Vollmann's list of favorite authors
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Three booksold, new, and revisedoffer entry into the universe of Samuel R. Delany
On Still Being Smitten With Matthew Barney
Mike Bloombergs the New Mayor. Happy or Horrified?
Martial Solal Plays Everything All at Once