Books

The Real Fantastic: Of Dungeons and Day Jobs

In an age when the price of a movie ticket can get…

    Wed Jan 2nd, 2013 4:00am By Alan Scherstuhl

Travel Channeling: December Books Search for the Self

It's not an insult to the work of Swiss novelist/memoirist/archaeologist Annemarie Schwarzenbach…

    Wed Dec 5th, 2012 4:00am By Alan Scherstuhl

Found in Translation: Great Sci-Fi From AmazonCrossings

A laugh-out-loud apocalypse, a daft two-against-the-world love story, and a science-fiction satire…

    Wed Nov 7th, 2012 4:00am By Alan Scherstuhl

Virtual Worlds: A Few of This Season's Instant Classics

One of the few happy developments here at the end of all…

    Wed Oct 3rd, 2012 4:00am By Alan Scherstuhl

“A Hologram for the King”: Dave Eggers Shows His Kind Heart

Perhaps what's most remarkable about Dave Eggers' big-spiritedness is that the same…

    Wed Jun 27th, 2012 4:00am By Alan Scherstuhl

“The Chaperone”: A Starlet Starts Her Century

A year after the first Nickelodeons opened in 1900, the wiseasses at…

    Wed May 30th, 2012 4:00am By Alan Scherstuhl

“Season of the Witch”: The Turbulent Growth of S.F. Values

“I blame Mick Jagger for fucking with black magic,” Peter Coyote says…

    Wed May 2nd, 2012 4:00am By Alan Scherstuhl

“The Vanishers”: This Season's High-Art Nerve-Wracked Lit Mystery

A mystery novel whose chief mystery is just what kind of novel…

    Wed Apr 4th, 2012 4:00am By Alan Scherstuhl

“Riding Fury Home”: Memoir Gives Big Life Cultural Context

Tuesday, April 10 Not long before leaving school to light out for…

    Wed Apr 4th, 2012 4:00am By Alan Scherstuhl

“The Anatomy of Harpo Marx”: Singular Actor Singularly Celebrated

Wednesday, April 11 Harpo Marx — that industrious nonsense-maker, that weirdly peripheral…

    Wed Apr 4th, 2012 4:00am By Alan Scherstuhl