From cheesecake to wastelands to goth colonials
Google researchers have added sophisticated voice recognition technology to the company’s search software for the Apple iPhone... [Users] can place the phone to their ear and ask virtually any question, like “Where’s the nearest Starbucks?” or “How tall is Mount Everest?" -- NY Times. "I' ... More >>
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The literati get some heat in Brock Clarke's blazing comic novel
Hawthorne and Melville meet angel of death, courtesy Len Jenkin
A meditation on isolation goes inside the box
Auster's latest hero keeps track of "every blunder, every pratfall, every embarrassment, every idiocy"
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Shimmering images engraved by daylight upon silvered plates of copper
Michel Houellebecq gives the legendary Lovecraft a new platform
Jesse Jackson Marches in the Penitents Parade
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