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Mordant Verse
Thomas Lynch considers the big sleep in "Bodies in Motion and at Rest: On Metaphor and Mortality." [07-10-00]
— Ben Winters, NEWCITY CHICAGO

Lincoln Log
In "Moonlight: Abraham Lincoln and the Almanac Trial," John Evangelist Walsh reveals that Honest Abe wasn't so honest after all. [07-03-00]
— Ben Winters, NEWCITY CHICAGO

In Bloom
Paging through "How to Read and Why" by Harold Bloom. [06-26-00]
— Ben Winters, NEWCITY CHICAGO

'Pretty' Good
Shelly Ridenour reviews Dave Sedaris' "Me Talk Pretty One Day." [06-12-00]
— Ben Winters, NEWCITY CHICAGO

Hard Time
Ted Conover's new book, "Newjack: Guarding Sing-Sing" required the author to go undercover as a prison guard. [06-12-00]
— Ben Winters, NEWCITY CHICAGO

Halo Again
A review of "The Angel on the Roof" by Russell Banks. [06-05-00]
— Ben Winters, NEWCITY CHICAGO

Marx The Spot
Ben Winters reviews "Groucho: The Life and Times of Julius Henry Marx" by Stefan Kanfer. [05-29-00]
— Ben Winters, NEWCITY CHICAGO

The Poetry of Inarticulateness
"Pastoralia" by George Saunders. [05-22-00]
— Ben Winters, NEWCITY CHICAGO

Double Trouble
Lobsters and freaks and geeks, oh my! [05-22-00]
— Ben Winters, NEWCITY CHICAGO

The Name Says It All
Randall Boyll does not have "it": He just spins and spins, leaving us with a big pile of idiocy. [05-15-00]
— Ben Winters, NEWCITY CHICAGO

Horse Opera
Jane Smiley's "Horse Heaven" explores track life. [05-15-00]
— Ben Winters, NEWCITY CHICAGO

World Unraveler
Following Pico Iyer's "The Global Soul: Jet Lag, Shopping Malls and the Search for Home." [04-03-00]
— Ben Winters, NEWCITY CHICAGO

Future Imperfect
Tuning in tomorrow with "Predictions: Thirty Great Minds On the Future." [03-28-00]
— Ben Winters, NEWCITY CHICAGO

Baby Steps
Reality blends seamlessly, and creepily, into the surreal in Charles Burns' "Big Baby" comix. [03-13-00]
— Ben Winters, NEWCITY CHICAGO

Not So Prophetable
David Brancaccio racks up a no-sale with "Squandering Aimlessly: My Adventures in the American Marketplace." [02-21-00]
— Ben Winters, NEWCITY CHICAGO

Blank Theories
"Conspiranoia!: The Mother of All Conspiracy Theories" is more encyclopedia than exposé. [02-07-00]
— Ben Winters, NEWCITY CHICAGO

Not Puppy Love
Carl Hiaasen's latest comic thriller, "Sick Puppy," takes stock characters on a wild ride that's hard to care about. [01-31-00]
— Ben Winters, NEWCITY CHICAGO

Yule Tried And True
Out with the old, in with the older holiday feast traditions. [12-13-99]
— Ben Winters, NEWCITY CHICAGO

Chomsky At The Bit
Trying to focus on Noam's lofty level while reading "The New Military Humanism: Lessons From Kosovo." [12-13-99]
— Ben Winters, NEWCITY CHICAGO

Hate Thy Neighbor
A white supremacist gets a surprise visit from the supporters of tolerance. [09-27-99]
— Ben Winters, NEWCITY CHICAGO

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