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'The Bible Salesman' is a Rollicking Readnew

Borrowing Scriptural tropes and themes from Southern literature and folklore, Clyde Edgerton weaves a wryly amusing Southern gothic tale about faith, the perils of gullibility and optimism and the ever-present temptation of evil.
NOW Magazine  |  David Jager  |  11-17-2008  |  Fiction

Irvine Welsh's Wimpy 'Crime'new

Welsh, known best for his druggy humor, gleefully scatological bent and the gruff pub vernacular of his characters, plays it amazingly straight and close to the vest in his most recent novel, Crime. So close and earnest, in fact, that you can hardly believe you're reading Welsh.
NOW Magazine  |  David Jager  |  09-29-2008  |  Fiction

Paul Auster's New Novel Ruminates on Post-9/11 Family Schismsnew

Auster's new novel ruminates on the fault lines and schisms within a marriage, a family and the landscape of post-9/11 America.
NOW Magazine  |  David Jager  |  09-08-2008  |  Fiction

'The Drunkard's Walk' Admirably Intros Statistics and Probabilitynew

It helps that as a science writer, Leonard Mlodinow has a PhD in physics and did a stint writing for Star Trek: The Next Generation.
NOW Magazine  |  David Jager  |  07-21-2008  |  Nonfiction

Is Analog Photography Dead?new

Digital technologies are taking over in the photography world, but some analog users fear we'll lose the happy accidents that come with film.
NOW Magazine  |  David Jager  |  05-02-2008  |  Art

Bling Blasted in 'Ghettonation'new

Part memoir, part cultural essay and part incendiary rant, Daniels' book is as much a meditation on her own origins as it is a survey of the contemporary African-American landscape.
NOW Magazine  |  David Jager  |  06-29-2007  |  Nonfiction

All-ages Sexualitynew

Photographs of teens and seniors subvert social assumptions about who gets to be sexual.
NOW Magazine  |  David Jager  |  06-25-2007  |  Art

Brutal Honestynew

Firth delivers 17 exercises in the ham-fisted, brutalist fiction that has already gained him an uneasy notoriety.
NOW Magazine  |  David Jager  |  01-12-2007  |  Fiction

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