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  • NYFW Fall 2012: Michael Bastian's wardrobe for the most-wanted list

     
    Michael Bastian's fall and winter 2012 collection was inspired by the extra man -- a.k.a. the escort or walker. The result is a dressy, dapper and ultra-luxe wardrobe for the man about town....
  • Barney Rosset: 'Most important' U.S. publisher of the 20th century

     
    In a remembrance, Book Critic David L. Ulin calls Barney Rosset, former head of Grove Press, "the most important American publisher of the 20th century."...
  • On Sunday: T.C. Boyle's basement, David Treuer and more

     
    A look at T.C. Boyle's papers that were in his basement but worth big money to the Ransom Center at the University of Texas....
  • Critic's Notebook: Under the influence of Hemingway

    Critic's Notebook: Under the influence of Hemingway
    For much of the 1980s, beginning when I was in college, I used to read a Hemingway book a year. The point was not self-improvement but rather a kind of exploration: What was it, exactly, about his writing that I'd missed? I had read "The Sun Also Rises"...
  • Literary journalism finds new platforms

    Literary journalism finds new platforms
    When National Book Award-winning novelist William T. Vollmann went to Japan this spring to report on the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant from inside the contamination zone, he did what any journalist would do. He bought a dosimeter to chart the...
  • 'Will You Take Me as I Am: Joni Mitchell's Blue Period' by Michelle Mercer

    Will You Take Me as I Am Joni Mitchell's Blue Period Michelle Mercer Free Press: 240 pp., $24.99 When Joni Mitchell thinks about confession, two things come to mind: witch hunts and Catholic priests. To be held up as the exemplar of confessional...
  • 'Wetlands' by Charlotte Roche

    Wetlands A Novel Charlotte Roche, translated from the German by Tim Mohr Grove Press: 230 pp. $17.95 It is easy to be put off by the hype surrounding this novel. The author, Charlotte Roche, is a television personality in Germany, host of an MTV-...
  • Salinger, Pynchon & Co.: When writers are recluses

    They wait like pilgrims, queuing silently, bearing volumes for inscription and awaiting a chance to touch the hem of his garment. They're not Franciscans approaching Assisi but earnest readers rushing bookstores and cultural temples for word -- wisdom,...
  • 'The Double Life Is Twice as Good' by Jonathan Ames

    Jonathan Ames may be the closest thing our generation gets to Norman Mailer. Literally a literary pugilist -- his essay of a boxing bout with another writer is included -- he's got an ever-present, outsized sense of himself. He's willing to have...
  • Author Jeff Gordinier won't let Gen-X go down without a fight

    These days, with a recession on the way, housing prices tanking, the Dow out of control and an unpopular war that won't seem to end, a lot of Americans are feeling uneasy and confused. Recent surveys show a majority think the nation is on what pollsters...
  • 'The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis'

    'The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis'
    The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis Lydia Davis Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 740 pp., $30 These days, when literature springs from mere experience and memoirs are justified by a change in eating habits, it seems fitting to remark on the heritage of...