Oct/Nov 2004


F for Effort

ROBERT S. BOYNTON on the critics of Brown v. Board of Education

MARISA BOWE on Clara Silverstein's White Girl: A Story of Desegregation

BOOKIES Jennifer Allen on Revolver

BETWEEN THE LINES Mark Rothko, from The Artist's Reality

Virginia Rutledge on intellectual property

James Surowiecki: A Fan's Notes

David Hajdu profiles Marjane Satrapi

Adam Zagajewski, from A Defense of Ardor

The Bookforum Question

Robert Polito: Shooting the Piano Player

BOOKIES Eric Banks talks with Marshall Sahlins

LUXURY AND DEGRADATION Rhonda Lieberman on foodie books

VINCE PASSARO on Russell Banks's The Darling

JOSEPH DONAHUE on Robert Kelly's Lapis

SHELLEY JACKSON on David Ohle's Motorman and The Age of Sinatra

MARK SWARTZ on Neil Jordan's Shade

GEOFF NICHOLSON on T.C. Boyle's The Inner Circle

PAUL MALISZEWSKI on Scott Bradfield's Good Girl Wants It Bad

DANI SHAPIRO on Elena Poniatowska's The Skin of the Sky

CLAIRE MESSUD on Francisco Goldman's The Divine Husband

BRANDON STOSUY on Dodie Bellamy's The Letters of Mina Harker and Pink Steam

MICHAEL ROTH on Stanley Cavell's Cities of Words: Pedagogical Letters on a Register of the Moral Life and Emerson's Transcendental Etudes

GABRIEL SANDERS on Slavenka Drakulić They Would Never Hurt a Fly: War Criminals on Trial in The Hague

DANA STEVENS on Judith Butler's Precarious Life: The Powers of Mourning and Violence

TOM VANDERBILT on Alastair Gordon's Naked Airport: A Cultural History of the World's Most Revolutionary Structure

BARRY SCHWABSKY on Guy Brett's Carnival of Perception: Selected Writings on Art

STEVEN HENRY MADOFF on Doris von Drathen's Vortex of Silence: Proposition for an Art Criticism Beyond Aesthetic Categories

Roni Horn, Wonderwater (Alice Offshore)

Christopher Wool, East Broadway Breakdown

Germano Celant, Piero Manzoni: Catalogo Generale

Hannah Höch, Album

Bookforum talks with David Lodge

Maxine Swann on Sarah Shun-Lien Hynum's Madeleine Is Sleeping

Darcy Cosper on Dorothea Tanning's Chasm, A Weekend

Lisa Shea on Wayne Koestenbaum's Moira Orfei in Aigues-Mortes

Meghan O'Rourke on Adrienne Rich's The School Among the Ruins: Poems 2000–2004

Klaus Kertess on Masayo Duus's The Life of Isamu Noguchi: Journey Without Borders

Michael Duncan on Susan Manning's Modern Dance, Negro Dance: Race in Motion

Jonathan Raymond on Gerard Jones's Men of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters, and the Birth of the Comic Book