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Crossroad Blues
In "A Right To Sing the Blues," tackles the black/Jewish relationship in the entertainment industry from a snide perspective. [10-25-99]
— Chris Fujiwara, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Accept All Substitutes
Naomi Klein's "No Logo" damns corporate marketing with a naive grasp of pre-Reagan consumerism. [10-25-99]
— Robert David Sullivan, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Plain Livin'
Kent Haruf's latest novel "Plainsong" gives voice to rough-hewn Westerners. [10-18-99]
— John Freeman, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Growing Pains
Lynda Barry's "Cruddy" is a stunningly good coming-of-age novel. [10-18-99]
— Megan Harlan, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Soul Searching
Though elusive about the events of her life, Carson McCullers's memoirs shed fresh light on her work. [10-04-99]
— Graham Christian, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Lost in Translation
Two new books on poet Rainer Maria Rilke prove how easy it is to get lost in translation. [10-04-99]
— John Freeman, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Mickey Marx
American studies prof Andrew Ross takes a look inside Disney's Florida residential utopia. [09-27-99]
— Robert David Sullivan, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Corrupting Influence
Two books, by veteran reporters Bob Woodward and Elizabeth Drew, explain how Washington fell apart. [09-27-99]
— Neil Miller, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Sound of Freedom
Music historian Peter Guralnick's re-issued pop trilogy of offers an ongoing critique of the war between regionalism and the mainstream. [09-20-99]
— Jon Garelick, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Innocence Lost
Nancy Huston's "The Mark of an Angel" turns a terrible truth into a work of art. [09-20-99]
— David Valdes Greenwood, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Warped Speed
James Gleick's "Faster" is too quick a study of the accelerating pace of contemporary life. [09-13-99]
— Damon Smith, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

A Worker's Life
Po Bronson's "The Nudist on the Late Shift" spells out some naked truths about Silicon Valley. [09-13-99]
— Michael Joseph Gross, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Rebel Without Applause
To hear Norman Mailer tell it, the world has already gone to hell. [09-07-99]
— Chris Wright, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Call it Zydeco!
"Zydeco!" with photos by Rick Olivier and text by Ben Sandmel, explains one of Louisiana's grand musical mysteries. [08-23-99]
— Ted Drozdowski, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Snow Job
In her new novel "Snow Man," author Carolyn Chute trades one hell for another. [08-09-99]
— Sarah Schulman, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Haughty Libertine
Gore Vidal may want to overthrow heterosexuality, but his just-published anthology of sex pieces proves he's no liberal. [08-09-99]
— Adam Kirsch, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Well Wed
In "What Is Marriage For?" E.J. Graff embraces a notion that will push buttons on the left and the right: marriage is good for the individual, even the gay individual. [08-02-99]
— David Valdes Greenwood, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Satanic Verses
Stacey Richter's "My Date with Satan" is an absorbing collection of mordant stories about goths, cybersex devotees, and believers in UFOs. [08-02-99]
— Katherine Guckenberger, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Ode to Code
"Cryptonomicon," Neal Stephenson's fictionalized history of cryptology is short on substance but long on style. [07-26-99]
— Andrew Weiner, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

War Memories
Novelist Pat Barker's "Another World" chases the ghosts of World War One around the home front. [07-19-99]
— John Freeman, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

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