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Book reviewing

Like This or Die

What gets lost in the age of the algorithm

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Atlas Aggregated

No social encounter delights me more than meeting a doctor at a cocktail party. In clinical settings, doctors tend to be guarded and aloof. Catch one with a whiskey in…

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Counter Culture

Fighting for literature in an age of algorithms

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Literary entrails

The boys in the alley, the disappearing readers, and the novel's ghostly twin

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The following lines were culled from Michiko Kakutani’s New York Times book reviews by Christian Lorentzen. In some cases, tenses have been changed. Limn an entire life in a couple…

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A Court of No Appeal

How one obscure sentence upset the New York Times

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Vanity in review

The author's reply as a literary genre

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