Greil Marcus on The Noir Style, by Alain Silver and James Ursini; and New York Noir: Crime Photos from the Daily News Archive, by William Hannigan

David Toop on Noise, Water, Meat: A History of Sound in the Arts, by Douglas Kahn; and The Sound of Painting: Music in Modern Art, by Karin v. Maur

Ann Reynolds on Ansichts Sachen/Viewing Matters, by Hans Haacke

Daniel Pinchbeck on Pills-A-Go-Go: A Fiendish Investigation into Pill Marketing, Art, History, and Consumption, by Jim Hogshire

Jonathan Lethem on O.K. You Mugs: Writers on Movie Actors, edited by Luc Sante and Melissa Holbrook Pierson

Giovanni Intra on Mike Kelley, by Isabelle Graw, Anthony Vidler, and John Welchman

Michael FitzGerald on On Modern American Art: Selected Essays, by Robert Rosenblum

Arthur C. Danto on Balthus: A Biography, by Nicholas Fox Weber

Howard Hampton on "Bold! Daring! Shocking! True!": A History of Exploitation Films, 1919ó1959, by Eric Schaefer

Gordon Grice on Nabokov's Blues: The Scientific Odyssey of a Literary Genius, by Kurt Johnson and Steve Coates

Erik Davis on The Vampire Lectures, by Laurence A. Rickels

Lawrence Chua on E-topia: "Urban Life, JimóBut Not As We Know It," by William J. Mitchell

Lee Smith on Why Read the Classics?, by Italo Calvino, translated by Martin McLaughlin

Jane Harris on Joseph Cornell: Stargazing in the Cinema, by Jodi Hauptman

Paul Lukas on Tupperware: The Promise of Plastic in 1950s America, by Alison J. Clarke


Print Run: Tom Vanderbilt on the "new classics"

Market Bull: Andrew Hultkrans on demographic surveillance

Coffee Table: Barry Schwabsky and Andy Grundberg on new monographs

International Pastimes: Ronald Jones on coffee and cigarettes


Francine Prose on Illumination and Night Glare: The Unfinished Autobiography of Carson McCullers, edited and with an introduction by Carlos L. Dews

Dale Peck on The Walking Tour, by Kathryn Davis

Clifford Chase on Comfort & Joy, by Jim Grimsley

Amy Hempel on Double Down: Reflections on Gambling and Loss, by Frederick and Steven Barthelme

Daniel Mendelsohn on Gore Vidal: A Biography, by Fred Kaplan

Nico Israel on The Sweet Smell of Psychosis, by Will Self

Jim Lewis on American Fictions, by Elizabeth Hardwick

Jenifer Berman on Peel My Love Like an Onion, by Ana Castillo

David Rakoff on Waiting, by Ha Jin

Benjamin Taylor on Out of Place: A Memoir, by Edward W. Said

Alexander Chee on Who's Irish? , by Gish Jen


First Novels by Paul West

Interview: Susan Sontag talks with Dale Peck

Screen Writing: Robin Troy on Maggie Estep

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