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'Guilty' Examines Arab Bashing on the Big Screennew

Six years into a costly war fought on Arab soil, one might expect American media to demonize the enemy, rationalizing the necessity of killing and maiming hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians. But perhaps because of popular revulsion at the war, Shaheen finds cause for hope.
The Texas Observer  |  Steven G. Kellman  |  12-03-2008  |  Nonfiction

Mountain Migrant Rick Bass Tries to Explain Why He Left Houston for Higher Groundnew

The American West is a receding point, measured by imagination rather than sextant, and Bass has found it in a rugged stretch of 1 million acres whose human census -- 150 -- is outnumbered by each of several other species, including black bears, owls, elk, and coyotes.
The Texas Observer  |  Steven G. Kellman  |  07-24-2008  |  Nonfiction

"Levy Does America," "Dissenting from the Work Ethic," "Cormac McCarthy Imagines the End"new

AltWeeklies Award - Arts Criticism
The Texas Observer  |  Steven G. Kellman  |  04-21-2008  |  Media

'Crawford': Ranch Dressingnew

Though Bush's status as (mostly) absentee cowboy has profoundly affected the community, Bush is a spectral presence in Crawford, the cinematic portrait of a town whose population of 705 has been overshadowed by presidential entourages, outside agitators, members of the media, and curious tourists.
The Texas Observer  |  Steven G. Kellman  |  03-10-2008  |  Reviews

'The Flowers': Leaves of Sassnew

A story "that didn't have nothing to do with people or places you've ever seen," the book also lifts its seasoned author to another place in the literary order.
The Texas Observer  |  Steven G. Kellman  |  01-14-2008  |  Fiction

Studs on Studsnew

This is a book about the working life of a man who has defined his long life by his success at getting other people to tell their stories.
The Texas Observer  |  Steven G. Kellman  |  11-05-2007  |  Nonfiction

'Et Tu Brute?' Looks at Rendering Caesarnew

Instead of tracing the dismal lineage of political murder, from antiquity to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Woolf's concise book studies the history of one political murder, the murder of Caesar.
The Texas Observer  |  Steven G. Kellman  |  09-10-2007  |  Nonfiction

Erard Mines Applied Bluderologynew

The subtext -- and pretext -- of this book is that in 2007 you don't need a blunderologist to tell you that the most powerful man in the world is a gaffe factory.
The Texas Observer  |  Steven G. Kellman  |  07-03-2007  |  Nonfiction

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