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Culture, Summer Guide Summer Guide 2013: Great Beach Reads

Summer Guide 2013: Great Beach Reads

Valley of the Dolls Descend into the pill-addicted world of 1940s and 1950s New York in the greatest trashy novel ever written. A Walk in the Woods Bill Bryson takes off along the Appalachian Trail with a recovering-alcoholic acquaintance from…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist John Jeremiah Sullivan: Michael Jackson's Body Is "The Greatest Piece of Postmodern American Sculpture"

John Jeremiah Sullivan: Michael Jackson's Body Is "The Greatest Piece of Postmodern American Sculpture"

Great writing is never passive, and so great reading must follow suit. Throughout Pulphead, Sullivan's new essay collection, the urge is to press the book right into your face. This is as close as one can get to wading through…
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November Literary Events

Thursday, Nov. 3 As on-the-nose and garishly red as that prosthesis Bozo used to wear, Hillary Jordan's When She Woke is a galvanizing fit of a novel, a paranoid fever of Hawthorne, Atwood, and your favorite fundamentalist. Again and again,…
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