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June 9, 2003 Issue

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  • Books & the Arts

    What Are They Reading?

    "Birds of America," by Lorrie Moore

    Shayna Cohen

  • Medium Cool

    In the film from which there is no escape and no going back, The Matrix, the writer-director team of Andy and Larry Wachowski presented a grim choice between truth and illusion.

    Stuart Klawans

  • Fight Club

    Writing may be fighting, as Ishmael Reed famously opined, but most writers know the difference. There are, of course, some who blur the line.

    Adam Shatz

  • She’s So Heavy

    In 1981 Carolyn Forché published a slim collection of verse, her second, titled The Country Between Us.

    Meghan O’Rourke

  • Sex and the City

    From the mid to the late 1920s, the German painter Christian Schad produced a group of paintings like little else in modern art.

    Arthur C. Danto
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