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Good Grief: In Memory of Denis Johnson

June 1st, 2017
Good Grief: In Memory of Denis Johnson

Denis Johnson died last month, but we have his ten novels and his legacy: the inclination to see the great beauty only afforded by the stripping away of joy.

The Mother of Woman

April 1st, 2017
The Mother of Woman

Zadie Smith’s latest novel returns her to the familiar subject of multicultural London–but this time her dance moves are new and her mood seems darker.

High and Outside

September 1st, 2014
High and Outside

Uncertain Justice, by Lawrence Tribe and Joshua Matz, suggests that personality plays a greater role than ideology in today’s Supreme Court. David Culberg assesses the arguments.