Over Christmas I finished what became my favorite novel of 2009: Chronic City. It's writer Jonathan Lethem's latest book, and it's about, among other characters, an out of work TV actor engaged to an astronaut trapped in space, an ex-rock critic crippled by paranoid fantasies, an anarchist-turned ... More >>
"Jonathan Lethem's last two novels -- 2003's Fortress of Solitude and 2007's You Don't Love Me Yet -- steered away from the sci-fi leanings of his early work. The talking kangaroos, post-apocalyptic telepaths, and alien hermaphrodites were replaced by flying children and mysteriously endowed song ... More >>
When words and music are needed.
Bruce Brugmann, Frank Chu, Super Balls, U2, and folk-playing surfers
If you want to learn about the opposite sex, don't go to a singles bar. Go to a family-friendly place. Go to Hooters.
If you've ever wondered what it means to obsess about music, you must visit Jonathan Lethem's Fortress of Solitude
Matt Gonzalez wants to be mayor. And he doesn't mind climbing over fellow progressives to get the gig.