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Female Frankness
Two short-story collections about women expose the strength, complexities and confusion of the fairer gender. (04/17/03)

A Voice Profound
'The Time of Our Singing' holds a perfect pitch. (02/13/03)

Arte al Fresco
Michelangelo's lament: 'I'm no painter.' (01/23/03)

She's So Vain
Christina Schwarz writes on a fledging writer's desire for greatness. (11/21/02)

Middlin' Sex
A vagina that leads nowhere and an inoperative penis--no wonder that gun won't fire. (10/17/02)

Star Struck
Although structurally lacking, Ethan Hawke's second novel is a guilty pleasure. (09/19/02)