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Richard Price takes a fresh approach with well-worn characters.
Ink in Their Blood
New books consider two famous Americans and their newspaper roots.
Two Thumbs Down
A harsh film critic takes a sharp look at the film industry.
Roll Over, Beethoven. Please.
The Four Faces of Nick
A journey to New York, the Vatican, the 14th century and the author's ego.
Making Politicians Mad
A look back at EC Comics--a grizzly collection that terrified readers, including some in Washington, D.C.
Ain't That a Man
New bio offers a refreshingly straightforward look at the life of Muddy Waters.
The lure of a better life in the United States ends in dark despair for some Mexican immigrants.
Can I Get a Witness?
New book peeks inside the secret and controversial world of witness protection
A Stance on the Rock
Setting the record straight on the Indian occupation of Alcatraz in 1969.
A Roster of Bests
The National Society of Film Critics weighs in with its two cents on movie classics.
Castration, Cannibalism and English Tea
A new book reminds us how riveting history can be when told correctly.
Vegas, Baby, Vegas
Sin ain't what it used to be.
From Blackface to Balls of Fire
A biography of forgotten entertainer Emmett Miller is really a deep exploration of pop culture.
Greenwich Village Soap
Everyone knows Dylan was a jerk, but so were his folkie friends.
Early LP jackets kept men's minds in the endgroove.
Moments Impaled on a Pencil
For Steve Earle, it's not just country music that tells a story.
The Tohono O'odham border crossing remains a hot spot in the drug war.
Word for Word
Henry Kissinger gets a much-deserved skewering, and some pearls from Nader.
Lewis MacAdams examines the "Birth of the Cool."
The infamous album "Kind of Blue" elicits a book's worth of response.
Art of Darkness
Film noir is a genre on which you shouldn't shed too much light.