Book Review: Donald Antrim’s “The Emerald Light in the Air” — Unabashedly Gorgeous

September 2, 2014
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The Emerald Light in the Air is important reading for those interested in the state of the American short story, or of American fiction in general.

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Book Review: Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream — Updated

June 5, 2011
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Most great novels generate an organic imaginative vision rooted in a sense of inevitability in the way they unfold; Chris Adrian’s THE GREAT NIGHT loses some steam because it fails to coalesce, to concentrate its myriad energies.

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The Collective Stupidity: The X-Box War

January 13, 2008
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by Peter Walsh “Collective intelligence has no relationship to the stupidity of crowd behavior.” — Pierre Lévy, The Collective Intelligence The day before the New Hampshire primary, I went with a friend to hear George Packer, author of The Assassin’s Gate: America in Iraq, speak at Dartmouth College. I knew George twenty years ago, when…

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