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  1. The Critics
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    American Dancer (Review)
    Dance with Demons, by Greg Lawrence
    1. Dance with Demons by Greg Lawrence
    The New Yorker, May 28, 2001, pp. 122-125
  2. Annals of Drinking
    A Few Too Many
    The New Yorker, May 26, 2008, pp. 32-37
  3. Annals of Religion
    The Saintly Sinner
    The New Yorker, February 13, 2006, pp. 140-149
  4. Anniversary
    The New Yorker, December 8, 2003, pp. 102-111
  5. The Critics
    The Art World
    The New Yorker, February 4, 2002, pp. 72-76
  6. The Critics
    [+]
    Becoming the Emperor (Review)
    Hadrian's Memoirs, by Marguerite Yourcenar
    1. Hadrian's Memoirs by Marguerite Yourcenar
    The New Yorker, February 14, 2005, pp. 242-251
  7. Behind the Scenes
    The New Yorker, December 23, 2002, pp. 114-115
  8. [+]
    Big River (Review)
    Brookland, by Emily Barton
    1. Brookland by Emily Barton
    The New Yorker, April 3, 2006, pp. 84-85
  9. [+]
    Books: After the Ball Was Over (3 Reviews)
    Vaslav Nijinsky, by Peter Ostwald
    1. Vaslav Nijinsky by Peter Ostwald
    2. The Last Years of Nijinsky by Romola de Pulszky Nijinsky
    3. Nijinsky and Romola by Tamara Nijinsky
    The New Yorker, May 18, 1992, pp. 91-102
  10. [+]
    Books: American Pie (4 Reviews)
    Salt and Pepper, by Michele Anna Jordan
    1. Salt and Pepper by Michele Anna Jordan
    2. Fading Feast by Raymond A. Sokolov
    3. Consuming Passions by Michael Lee West
    4. Cooking, Eating, Thinking by Deane W. Curtin and Lisa M. Heldke
    The New Yorker, December 6, 1999, pp. 148-151
  11. The Critics
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    Books: Feasting On Life (Review)
    M.F.K. Fisher: A Life in Letters, by M.F.K. Fisher
    1. M.F.K. Fisher: A Life in Letters by M.F.K. Fisher
    The New Yorker, February 23, 1998, pp. 172-176
  12. The Critics
    [+]
    Books: Perfectly Frank (3 Reviews)
    City Poet, by Brad Gooch
    1. City Poet by Brad Gooch
    2. Art Chronicles: 1954-1966 by Frank O'Hara
    3. Frank O'Hara: Poet Among Painters by Marjorie Perloff
    The New Yorker, July 19, 1993, pp. 71-78
  13. The Critics
    [+]
    Books: Shrink To Fit (Review)
    Hillary's Choice, by Gail Sheehy
    1. Hillary's Choice by Gail Sheehy
    The New Yorker, December 13, 1999, pp. 98-100
  14. The Critics
    [+]
    Books: The Empty Couch (3 Reviews)
    Of Two Minds, by T.M. Luhrmann
    1. Of Two Minds by T.M. Luhrmann
    2. Prozac Backlash by Joseph Glenmullen
    3. Mockingbird Years by Emily Fox Gordon
    The New Yorker, May 8, 2000, pp. 112-117
  15. [+]
    Books: Twyla Tharp's Bottom Line (Review)
    Push Comes to Shove, by Twyla Tharp
    1. Push Comes to Shove by Twyla Tharp
    The New Yorker, November 30, 1992, pp. 166-174
  16. "The Canterbury Tales"
    The New Yorker, December 21, 2009, pp. 140-145
  17. The Critics
    [+]
    The Child Trap (3 Reviews)
    A Nation of Wimps, by Hara Estroff Marano
    1. A Nation of Wimps by Hara Estroff Marano
    2. Under Pressure by Carl Honore
    3. Men to Boys by Gary Cross
    The New Yorker, November 17, 2008, pp. 100-104
  18. [+]
    The Children's Hour (Review)
    Child of My Heart, by Alice McDermott
    1. Child of My Heart by Alice McDermott
    The New Yorker, November 11, 2002, pp. 184-188
  19. The Critics
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    Cloud Nine (Review)
    Paradiso, by Robert Hollander, Jean Hollander, and Dante
    1. Paradiso by Robert Hollander, Jean Hollander, and Dante
    The New Yorker, September 3, 2007, pp. 126-132
  20. [+]
    Connections (Review)
    On Beauty, by Zadie Smith
    1. On Beauty by Zadie Smith
    The New Yorker, October 3, 2005, pp. 99-100
  21. The Critics
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    Counterlives (Review)
    The Plot Against America, by Philip Roth
    1. The Plot Against America by Philip Roth
    The New Yorker, September 20, 2004, pp. 96-97
  22. Creating Hysteria (1999)
    Women and Multiple Personality Disorder
    1 Review
  23. A Critic At Large
    The Frog and the Crocodile
    The New Yorker, August 24, 1998, pp. 144-152
  24. A Critic at Large
    The New Yorker, December 21, 1998, pp. 100-105
  25. The Critics
    A Critic at Large
    The New Yorker, November 30, 1998, pp. 112-119
  26. The Critics
    A Critic at Large
    Joan of Arc
    The New Yorker, November 15, 1999, pp. 98-105
  27. The Critics
    A Critic at Large
    Penelope Fitzgerald's divine comedy
    The New Yorker, February 7, 2000, pp. 80-83
  28. A Critic At Large
    Blocked
    The New Yorker, June 14, 2004, pp. 110-129
  29. A Critic At Large
    The New Yorker, March 16, 2009, pp. 101-106
  30. Dance
    The New Yorker, December 7, 1998, pp. 202-206
  31. The Critics
    Dancing
    New York City Ballet
    The New Yorker, February 22, 1999, pp. 162-165
  32. Dancing
    The New Yorker, July 5, 1999, pp. 86-88
  33. Dancing
    The New Yorker, July 26, 1999, pp. 88-90
  34. Dancing
    The New Yorker, March 29, 1999, pp. 108-109
  35. Dancing
    The New Yorker, May 10, 1999, pp. 100-103
  36. Dancing
    The White Oak Dance Project
    The New Yorker, May 31, 1999, pp. 104-105
  37. Dancing
    Balanchine is back
    The New Yorker, November 22, 1999, pp. 209-213
  38. Dancing
    The New Yorker, August 7, 2000, pp. 86-87
  39. Dancing
    The New Yorker, February 7, 2000, pp. 94-95
  40. Dancing
    The New Yorker, July 3, 2000, pp. 84-86
  41. Dancing
    The New Yorker, June 12, 2000, pp. 103-105
  42. Dancing
    The New Yorker, March 20, 2000, pp. 130-133
  43. Dancing
    The New Yorker, May 15, 2000, pp. 98-101
  44. Dancing
    The New Yorker, November 13, 2000, pp. 178-182
  45. Dancing
    The New Yorker, September 11, 2000, pp. 101-103
  46. Dancing
    The New Yorker, December 17, 2001, pp. 99-104
  47. Dancing
    The New Yorker, June 4, 2001, pp. 98-99
  48. Dancing
    The New Yorker, March 12, 2001, pp. 106-107
  49. Dancing
    The New Yorker, March 19, 2001, pp. 144-145
  50. Dancing
    The New Yorker, March 26, 2001, pp. 100-101
  51. Dancing
    The New Yorker, May 7, 2001, pp. 94-97
  52. Dancing
    The New Yorker, February 11, 2002, pp. 89-91
  53. The Critics
    Dancing
    The New Yorker, January 14, 2002, pp. 80-83
  54. Dancing
    The New Yorker, July 1, 2002, pp. 92-93
  55. Dancing
    The New Yorker, July 22, 2002, pp. 84-92
  56. Dancing
    The New Yorker, March 18, 2002, pp. 146-148
  57. The Critics
    Dancing
    The New Yorker, November 4, 2002, pp. 92-95
  58. Dancing
    The New Yorker, April 14, 2003, pp. 84-85
  59. Dancing
    The New Yorker, February 17, 2003, pp. 202-203
  60. The Critics
    Dancing
    The New Yorker, June 2, 2003, pp. 88-90
  61. Dancing
    The New Yorker, June 30, 2003, pp. 93-95
  62. Dancing
    The New Yorker, November 3, 2003, pp. 96-99
  63. Dancing
    The New Yorker, October 27, 2003, pp. 110-111
  64. Dancing
    The New Yorker, August 2, 2004, pp. 84-85
  65. The Critics
    Dancing
    The New Yorker, January 12, 2004, pp. 76-78
  66. Dancing
    The New Yorker, July 5, 2004, pp. 96-98
  67. Dancing
    The New Yorker, March 22, 2004, pp. 98-99
  68. Dancing
    The New Yorker, May 24, 2004, pp. 94-95
  69. Dancing
    The New Yorker, November 8, 2004, pp. 142-144
  70. Dancing
    The New Yorker, April 4, 2005, pp. 96-99
  71. Dancing
    The New Yorker, August 8, 2005, pp. 94-97
  72. Dancing
    The New Yorker, August 22, 2005, pp. 76-77
  73. Dancing
    The New Yorker, December 12, 2005, pp. 112-114
  74. Dancing
    The New Yorker, January 10, 2005, pp. 82-84
  75. Dancing
    The New Yorker, July 25, 2005, pp. 98-99
  76. Dancing
    The New Yorker, June 6, 2005, pp. 102-103
  77. The Critics
    Dancing
    The New Yorker, May 9, 2005, pp. 80-82
  78. Dancing
    The New Yorker, October 24, 2005, pp. 95-96
  79. Dancing
    The New Yorker, April 10, 2006, pp. 88-89
  80. Dancing
    The New Yorker, August 21, 2006, pp. 85-87
  81. Dancing
    The New Yorker, December 25, 2006, pp. 140-143
  82. Dancing
    The New Yorker, July 3, 2006, pp. 82-83
  83. Dancing
    The New Yorker, July 10, 2006, pp. 102-105
  84. Dancing
    The New Yorker, March 6, 2006, pp. 90-91
  85. Dancing
    The New Yorker, May 8, 2006, pp. 80-81
  86. Dancing
    The New Yorker, November 6, 2006, pp. 128-129
  87. Dancing
    The New Yorker, October 23, 2006, pp. 90-92
  88. Dancing
    The New Yorker, August 20, 2007, pp. 84-85
  89. Dancing
    The New Yorker, June 25, 2007, pp. 98-99
  90. Dancing
    The New Yorker, November 5, 2007, pp. 96-97
  91. Dancing
    The New Yorker, December 8, 2008, pp. 98-99
  92. Dancing
    The New Yorker, June 23, 2008, pp. 84-85
  93. Dancing
    The New Yorker, June 30, 2008, pp. 84-85
  94. Dancing
    The New Yorker, November 3, 2008, pp. 119-121
  95. Dancing
    The New Yorker, November 17, 2008, pp. 108-109
  96. The Critics
    Dancing
    The New Yorker, October 20, 2008, pp. 96-97
  97. Dancing
    "Fela!"
    The New Yorker, December 7, 2009, pp. 94-95
  98. Dancing
    The New Yorker, February 9, 2009, pp. 114-116
  99. Dancing
    Michael Jackson's moves
    The New Yorker, July 27, 2009, pp. 76-77
  100. Dancing
    The New Yorker, March 23, 2009, pp. 80-81
  101. Dancing
    The New Yorker, May 4, 2009, pp. 76-77
  102. [+]
    Dancing for Balanchine (Review)
    Holding On to the air, by Suzanne Farrell and Toni Bentley
    1. Holding On to the air by Suzanne Farrell and Toni Bentley
    The New York Review of Books, October 11, 1990, pp. 29-34
  103. Dancing: Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre
    The New Yorker, December 27, 1999, pp. 138-141
  104. [+]
    Devil's Work (Review)
    Giving Up the Ghost, by Hilary Mantel
    1. Giving Up the Ghost by Hilary Mantel
    The New Yorker, July 25, 2005, pp. 94-96
  105. The Diary of Vaslav Nijinsky (1999)
    Unexpurgated Edition
    1 Review
  106. [+]
    The End of the World (Review)
    The Great Mortality, by John Kelly
    1. The Great Mortality by John Kelly
    The New Yorker, March 21, 2005, pp. 82-85
  107. [+]
    Family Romance (Review)
    Experience: A Memoir, by Martin Amis
    1. Experience: A Memoir by Martin Amis
    The New Yorker, June 19, 2000, pp. 182-186
  108. The Critics
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    Finding Augie March (Review)
    Saul Bellow: Novels 1944-1953, by James Wood and Saul Bellow
    1. Saul Bellow: Novels 1944-1953 by James Wood and Saul Bellow
    The New Yorker, October 6, 2003, pp. 112-117
  109. [+]
    A Fire in the Brain (Review)
    Lucia Joyce: To Dance in the Wake, by Carol Loeb Shloss
    1. Lucia Joyce: To Dance in the Wake by Carol Loeb Shloss
    The New Yorker, December 8, 2003, pp. 128-134
  110. The Critics
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    Food Processor (Review)
    Near a Thousand Tables, by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto
    1. Near a Thousand Tables by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto
    The New Yorker, August 19, 2002, pp. 162-168
  111. [+]
    The Forbidden World (Review)
    Giordano Bruno: Philosopher/Heretic, by Ingrid D. Rowland
    1. Giordano Bruno: Philosopher/Heretic by Ingrid D. Rowland
    The New Yorker, August 25, 2008, pp. 76-80
  112. The Critics
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    The Girls Next Door (Review)
    The Playmate Book, by Gretchen Edgren
    1. The Playmate Book by Gretchen Edgren
    The New Yorker, March 20, 2006, pp. 144-148
  113. [+]
    Good and Evil (4 Reviews)
    The Perfect Heresy, by Stephen O'Shea
    1. The Perfect Heresy by Stephen O'Shea
    2. The Yellow Cross by Rene Weis
    3. The Albigensian Crusade by Jonathan Sumption
    4. Chasing the Heretics by Rion Klawinski
    The New Yorker, August 6, 2001, pp. 82-85
  114. The Critics
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    A Hard Case (Review)
    The Double Bond, by Carole Angier
    1. The Double Bond by Carole Angier
    The New Yorker, June 17, 2002, pp. 162-170
  115. [+]
    Heaven's Gate (Review)
    After This, by Alice McDermott
    1. After This by Alice McDermott
    The New Yorker, September 11, 2006, pp. 83-85
  116. [+]
    Heroes and Hero Worship (2 Reviews)
    Mosaic: Memoirs, by Lincoln Kirstein
    1. Mosaic: Memoirs by Lincoln Kirstein
    2. Following Balanchine by Robert Garis
    The New York Review of Books, November 16, 1995, pp. 30-35
  117. The Critics
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    Holy Smoke (2 Reviews)
    The First Crusade, by Thomas Asbridge
    1. The First Crusade by Thomas Asbridge
    2. The Fourth Crusade and the Sack of Constantinople by Jonathan Phillips
    The New Yorker, December 13, 2004, pp. 92-97
  118. Life and Letters
    Cather and the Academy
    The New Yorker, November 27, 1995, pp. 56-64
  119. Life and Letters
    The Hunger Artist
    The New Yorker, March 6, 2000, pp. 68-72
  120. Life and Letters: After the Laughs
    Under the cover of her withering wit, Dorothy Parker, born a hundred years ago next wee...
    The New Yorker, August 16, 1993, pp. 76-81
  121. The Critics
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    Little People (2 Reviews)
    Family Life in Early Modern Times, 1500-1789, by Marzio Barbagli
    1. Family Life in Early Modern Times, 1500-1789 by Marzio Barbagli
    2. Family Life in the Long Nineteenth Century, 1789-1913 by David Kertzer
    The New Yorker, August 18, 2003, pp. 138-142
  122. The Long Goodbye
    The New York Review of Books, April 7, 1994, pp. 24-30
  123. [+]
    The Loyal Opposition (Review)
    Why I Am a Catholic, by Garry Wills
    1. Why I Am a Catholic by Garry Wills
    The New Yorker, July 22, 2002, pp. 76-79
  124. Mark Morris (1993)
    3 Reviews
  125. The Critics
    [+]
    Mother's Helpers (Review)
    Raising America, by Ann Hulbert
    1. Raising America by Ann Hulbert
    The New Yorker, May 5, 2003, pp. 94-98
  126. [+]
    The Neapolitan Finger (Review)
    Gesture in Naples and Gesture in Classical Antiquity, by Andrea de Jorio
    1. Gesture in Naples and Gesture in Classical Antiquity by Andrea de Jorio
    The New York Review of Books, December 21, 2000, pp. 48-55
  127. [+]
    Night Music (Review)
    Music and Silence, by Rose Tremain
    1. Music and Silence by Rose Tremain
    The New Yorker, June 5, 2000, pp. 92-93
  128. The Critics
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    Nights at the Opera (2 Reviews)
    The Man Who Wrote Mozart, by Anthony Holden
    1. The Man Who Wrote Mozart by Anthony Holden
    2. The Librettist of Venice by Rodney Bolt
    The New Yorker, January 8, 2007, pp. 70-71
  129. On Tap
    The New York Review of Books, June 6, 1996, pp. 4-6
  130. The Critics
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    On the Contrary (Review)
    The Skeptic, by Terry Teachout
    1. The Skeptic by Terry Teachout
    The New Yorker, December 9, 2002, pp. 130-135
  131. Onward and Upward With the Arts
    The Flame
    The New Yorker, February 19, 2001, pp. 180-182
  132. Onward and Upward With the Arts
    Out of Character
    The New Yorker, March 3, 2003, pp. 42-47
  133. Onward and Upward With the Arts
    Swans' Way
    The New Yorker, March 12, 2007, pp. 40-46
  134. Onward and Upward With the Arts
    Romeo, Romeo
    The New Yorker, July 7, 2008, pp. 42-48
  135. The Critics
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    Piecework (Review)
    Quicksands, by Sybille Bedford
    1. Quicksands by Sybille Bedford
    The New Yorker, April 18, 2005, pp. 186-190
  136. Portfolio
    The Season's dance stars
    The New Yorker, June 2, 1997, pp. 66-69
  137. Portrait
    The New Yorker, August 2, 2004, pp. 48-53
  138. [+]
    Prisoners (Review)
    House of Meetings, by Martin Amis
    1. House of Meetings by Martin Amis
    The New Yorker, January 15, 2007, pp. 83-84
  139. Profile: The Soloist
    The New Yorker, January 19, 1998, pp. 44-47
  140. Profiles: Second Act
    The New Yorker, January 6, 2003, pp. 48-61
  141. Pure Gold
    The New York Review of Books, August 13, 2009, pp. 26-28
  142. A Reporter At Large: The Politics of Hysteria
    The diagnosis of multiple-personality disorder has never been exact. Why have so many w...
    The New Yorker, April 6, 1998, pp. 64-69
  143. Secrets of Nijinsky
    The New York Review of Books, January 14, 1999, pp. 53-60
  144. Shouts & Murmurs
    My Ex-Husband and the Fish Dinner
    The New Yorker, December 11, 1995, pp. 120-122
  145. Showcase
    The Mark Morris Dance Group
    The New Yorker, July 17, 1995, pp. 82-83
  146. Showcase: Suzanne Farrell
    The New Yorker, March 10, 1997, pp. 62-67
  147. [+]
    'Sweet as a Fig' (Review)
    Secret Muses, by Julie Kavanagh
    1. Secret Muses by Julie Kavanagh
    The New York Review of Books, August 14, 1997, pp. 23-25
  148. The Talk of the Town
    The Dancing Life - Master Class
    The New Yorker, October 16, 2006, pp. 62-63
  149. The Talk of the Town
    The Academy - Goombah 101
    The New Yorker, June 9, 2008, pp. 46-47
  150. The Talk of the Town
    Dance Dept. - Newcomer
    The New Yorker, November 3, 2008, pp. 47-48
  151. [+]
    The Third Way (Review)
    When We Were Orphans, by Kazuo Ishiguro
    1. When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro
    The New Yorker, September 11, 2000, pp. 95-96
  152. The Critics
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    True Confessions (3 Reviews)
    As a Man Grows Older, by Italo Svevo
    1. As a Man Grows Older by Italo Svevo
    2. Emilio's Carnival by Italo Svevo
    3. Zeno's Conscience by Italo Svevo
    The New Yorker, January 7, 2002, pp. 72-78
  153. [+]
    Tudor Tales (Review)
    Thomas Cromwell, by Robert Hutchinson
    1. Thomas Cromwell by Robert Hutchinson
    The New Yorker, October 19, 2009, pp. 78-81
  154. [+]
    The Typing Life (Review)
    The Iron Whim, by Darren Wershler-Henry
    1. The Iron Whim by Darren Wershler-Henry
    The New Yorker, April 9, 2007, pp. 85-88
  155. The Critics
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    Under the Spell (Review)
    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, by J.K. Rowling
    1. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
    The New Yorker, July 31, 2000, pp. 74-78
  156. The Critics
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    Waugh Stories (Review)
    Fathers and Sons, by Alexander Waugh
    1. Fathers and Sons by Alexander Waugh
    The New Yorker, July 2, 2007, pp. 66-72
  157. The Critics
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    Wild Things (Review)
    Nureyev: The Life, by Julie Kavanagh
    1. Nureyev: The Life by Julie Kavanagh
    The New Yorker, October 8, 2007, pp. 88-94
  158. Willa Cather and the Politics of Criticism (2000)
    4 Reviews
  159. No Items Found