The New Yorker: “After Ellen” by Justin Taylor

August 13 & 20, 2012: “After Ellen” by Justin Taylor Q&A with Justin Taylor Scott, who is kind of a…

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The New Yorker: “Thank You for the Light” by F. Scott Fitzgerald

August 6, 2012: “Thank You for the Light” by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Since F. Scott Fitzgerald isn’t around to defend…

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The New Yorker: “Permission to Enter” by Zadie Smith

July 30, 2012: “Permission to Enter” by Zadie Smith I wasn’t happy with this story at first, mostly because it…

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The New Yorker: “The Cheater’s Guide to Love” by Junot Diaz

July 23, 2012: “The Cheater’s Guide to Love” by Junot Díaz There certainly are things I like about this story.…

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The New Yorker: “An Abduction” by Tessa Hadley

July 9 & 16, 2012: “An Abduction” by Tessa Hadley As we learn from the Q&A with Tessa Hadley, the…

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The New Yorker: “Another Life” by Paul La Farge

July 2, 2012: “Another Life” by Paul La Farge While the Q&A with Paul La Farge provides some valuable insight…

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The New Yorker: “Means of Suppressing Demonstrations” by Shani Boianjiu

June 25, 2012: “Means of Suppressing Demonstrations” by Shani Boianjiu Good news and more good news. This story is available…

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The New Yorker: “The Golden Vanity” by Ben Lerner

June 18, 2012: “The Golden Vanity” by Ben Lerner Although a reader can “get” this story (except that it’s behind…

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The New Yorker: “Monstro” by Junot Diaz

June 4 & 11, 2012: “Monstro” by Junot Díaz Quite a story. The voice seems typical for Díaz—sort of a…

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The New Yorker: “Black Box” by Jennifer Egan

June 4 & 11, 2012: “Black Box” by Jennifer Egan, plus Part One. I found this unreadable on my first,…

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