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December 24, 2007 Issue

Cover art by: Cover by Gene Case & Stephen Kling/Avenging Angels


  • Books and the Arts

    Bonfire of the Disney Princesses

    Disney's idea of sex doesn't belong in the pre-K playroom. Parents, unite: make a holiday bonfire of all that plastic and tulle: let your girls be girls again.

    Barbara Ehrenreich

  • The Madman and the Poet

    In a new collection of poems by the mentally ill Czech dissident Ivan Blatný, the world and the poet's interpretations of it are continuously transforming.

    Benjamin Paloff

  • A Kind of Waiting Always

    A new book of Rod Smith's poems maps the geometry of social life in thoughts and phrases.

    Joshua Clover

  • Chaos, Clocks, Juxtapositions

    With the release of the Dylan pastiche I'm Not There, Todd Haynes revises our cultural memory by adjusting familiar clichés.

    Kent Jones

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