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Christine Smallwood

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Christine Smallwood

Christine Smallwood, a writer in New York, is former associate literary editor of The Nation.


News and Features

Robert Walser's writing--opaque and ethereal, provoking and digressive--is finally being introduced to American readers.

Laura Kipnis's The Female Thing takes women to task for perpetuating the notion that they're vulnerable.

Reviews of Half of a Yellow Sun, St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves and The City Is a Rising Tide.

Reviews of novels by Anne Tyler, Chris Abani, and Rodrigo Fresan.

Michel Houellebecq's The Possibility of an Island has at last landed on American shores, along with Pierre Mérot's Mammals.

A Rick Moody novel is generally about one thing and
that is Rick Moody's ability to write very long, occasionally graceful

What makes Fox's The OC so addictive is its
California-kissed story lines and appealing characters. But what is it
about women the show doesn't understand?


NBC has abandoned, in the words of the American Family Association website , its plans to "Attack Christians with Spears."...
Muslims across Europe have taken offense to the Dutch editorial cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed; some countries have boycotted...