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Steve Sebelius reviews an important and controversial (just ask Fox News) new book that challenges the traditional view of Jesus

Aug 07, 2013 4:08pm
So, that whole matter of Christianity? Yeah, it turns out, it was all a very big misunderstanding.That — horribly simplified — is the message of Reza Aslan’s best-selling Zealot: The Life and Times...

Review: 'Lexicon' a smart, hip conspiracy thriller in touch with its readers

Jul 24, 2013 6:07pm
Conspiracies are to novels as zombies are to movies, a reliable plot device that gives characters something to rail against/be a part of, and from which all sorts of action ensues.Ayn Rand and Robert...

Review: Remember prog rock? Contributors to a new anthology certainly do

Jul 17, 2013 4:07pm
First, an admission of bias: Recently, while watching Rush’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this reviewer said, more than once, “No, really, people took this shit seriously? That...
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A new book reminds us of the value of the dark

Jul 24, 2013 2:07pm
My parents were weird. Their cavalier and, to me, heartless and shameful rejection of suburban life meant that we often lived out in the country, even when my father had a job with nearby split-level...

Review: ‘Scatter, Adapt and Remember’ asks if we can survive the worst

Jul 03, 2013 4:07pm
In last year’s Why Does the World Exist? Jim Holt asked an essential existential question. Examining physics and philosophy, he managed to maintain an atheist’s dubiety while unfolding a scenario...

Three new fellows for BMI

Jul 03, 2013 4:07pm
The Black Mountain Institute has reloaded its roster of fellowshipping authors. Befitting its international leanings, one is a Syrian poet and translator, one has lived in and written unsparingly...

Sextbook cases

Jun 26, 2013 10:06pm
There must be nights when Dayvid Figler has no idea what to write about, right? It happens to every writer at some point. There’s that great white space that needs filling, and you’ve already plumbed...

Miami vice: Carl Hiaasen takes on corrupt Florida docs

Jul 03, 2013 2:07pm
Carl Hiaasen is the best kind of reporter and novelist. He cuts to the heart of an issue quickly, illuminating the corrupt, absurd and twisted products of human greed and stupidity. And Hiassen does...

RTMFA: Dan Savage’s new book

Jun 12, 2013 5:06pm
If you can’t get enough Savage Love — the bawdy, frank sex/advice column in this very publication — or its author, Dan Savage, peep his new tome: American Savage: Insights, Slights, and Fights On...

P Moss scores NY Book Festival honor

Jun 12, 2013 4:06pm
A bookish high five to P Moss, local bar owner (Double Down Saloon, Frankie’s Tiki Bar) and fictionista (Blue Vegas, Vegas Knockout). Vegas Knockout, his novel-in-stories — following a cross-section...