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Partial Readings: Hot Tubs and Their Discontents

Hot Tubs and Their Discontents A.O. Scott on Hot Tub Time Machine: “The cultural detritus piled up everywhere, to be recycled, cherished, mocked and travestied, provides small–but nonetheless real–compensation for the spiritual deficits of modern life. Is it crazy to … Continue reading

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Arctic Jews: An Interview with Michael Chabon

ike Philip Roth’s The Plot Against America, Michael Chabon’s newest novel, The Yiddish Policemen’s Union, is set in a counterfactual world. In Chabon’s retelling of history, the U.S. permitted European Jews fleeing Hitler to settle in Sitka, a small fishing … Continue reading

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