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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

National Security Agency Expert James Bamford Talks Secrets and Liesnew

The Shadow Factory: The Ultra-Secret NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America presents an account of the drastic and ominous shift in the agency's mission and tactics over the past seven years.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Lee Gardner  |  11-14-2008  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

Martin Amis Favors Language Over Logic to Make Sense of 9/11new

It's not surprising that a writer known more for his turns of phrase than his political acumen turned in The Second Plane, an aesthetically pleasing work of weak analysis.
Las Vegas Weekly  |  Stacy J. Willis  |  09-11-2008  |  Nonfiction

Andre Dubus III Tells a Pre-Sept. 11 Tale from the Darker Corners of Floridanew

Like his last novel, 1999's House of Sand and Fog, his latest demonstrates with haunting clarity that Dubus is supremely qualified for the position.
INDY Week  |  Bronwen Dickey  |  06-12-2008  |  Fiction

Words Return: The Best of 9/11 Fiction

Maureen Leary sees the birth of a genre as she surveys the best of the current crop of 9/11-related fiction.
Isthmus  |  Maureen Leary  |  09-08-2005  |  Books

Susan Sontag (1933-2004)new

Essayist and novelist Susan Sontag was the indispensable voice of moral responsibility, perceptual clarity, passionate (and passionately reasonable) advocacy: for aesthetic pleasure, for social justice, for unembarrassed hedonism, for life against death.
The Village Voice  |  Gary Indiana  |  01-05-2005  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

Professor of Punk Pens a Piece of Historynew

The punk musician's debut memoir is about his childhood misadventures. They take place in the wealthy, WASP-y town of Greenwich, Conn., where he never fit in.
Phoenix New Times  |  Michele Laudig  |  09-28-2004  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

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