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"Maus Culture" (March 29, 2001)
From DC and Marvel to the latest wave of serious graphic novels, the comic book has come of age. By Peter Swanson

"Carver's Last Stand" (January 24, 2001)
Raymond Carver's reputation as an American master of short fiction is as good as etched in stone. But his hardbitten prose style has had its day. By Sven Birkerts

"Missing Links" (December 21, 2000)
From C. P. Snow's "Two Cultures" to Alan Sokal's hoax, taking stock of the fault lines between the arts and sciences. By Harvey Blume

"Faith and Cyberspace" (October 18, 2000)
The Talmud and the Internet, a memoir by Jonathan Rosen, and Blue, an experimental novel by Benjamin Zucker, offer strikingly different perspectives on religion and new media, piety and public life. By Harvey Blume

"Master of Reveries" (September 7, 2000)
Why Proust? And why now? Sven Birkerts puzzles out the current vogue and the counterintuitive appeal of In Search of Lost Time. By Sven Birkerts

"The Rest Is Silence" (August 13, 2000)
Michael Almereyda's Hamlet, Frank Kermode's Shakespeare, and the Prince of Denmark in the age of digital reproduction. By Wen Stephenson

"Geek Studies" (July 13, 2000)
Hackers, freaks, outsiders, Homo Superior? Call them what you will, geeks are everywhere, and their stories help explain how science is shaping us. By Harvey Blume

"Soul of the New Economy" (June 8, 2000)
A new genre, call it "The Businessman as Revolutionary" has corporate culture co-opting counterculture in the Internet economy. Yet, as Jeremy Rifkin argues in The Age of Access, it's capitalism itself that may be transformed -- and not necessarily for the better. By Scott Stossel

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American Graffiti

Critical Eye

Digital Culture

In Media Res

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