Roundups

July, 2008

Wednesday Roundup

by admin | Jul-09-2008

Balakian award winner Sam Anderson on “a history of hooch”: “The popular history of a humdrum object—that faddish genre in which the most boring items on...read »

July 4th Roundup

by admin | Jul-04-2008

July 4th. A relatively somber Independence Day this year, with escalating gas prices, soaring unemployment rates (and not a few newspaper book pages and...read »

Wednesday Roundup

by admin | Jul-02-2008

NBCC board member Art Winslow on Ethan Canin’s “America, America:”“It seems but a minor stretch—if that—to speculate that the seemingly redundant title of...read »

June, 2008

Some Good News from NPR.org

by admin | Jun-30-2008

After the gloomy notices on Friday of rumored cutbacks in book review pages in the LA Times and the Chicago Tribune—as well as the apparent demise of the...read »

Friday Roundup P.S.

by admin | Jun-27-2008

And upcoming in the New York Times Sunday Book Review: NBCC member William Logan on Frank O’Hara’s “Selected Poems,” can’t resist “LANA TURNER HAS...read »

Friday Roundup

by admin | Jun-27-2008

NBCC fiction finalist Aleksandar Hemon has a way cool website for his new novel, “The Lazarus Project”—bells, whistles, accordion, melodica, words from the...read »

Monday Morning Roundup

by admin | Jun-21-2008

NBCC member Miriam Berkley, who has provided numerous 2007 NBCC award photos for Critical Mass (and the portrait of critic James Wood at left) noted here and...read »

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