• NONFICTION

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NONFICTION

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A profound and richly satisfying reckoning with the movies and what they mean. Full review >

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NONFICTION

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Thoughtful, heartfelt and frequently moving, like the best music. Full review >

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NONFICTION

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NONFICTION

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  • NONFICTION

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NONFICTION

THIS LIVING HAND

by Edmund Morris

A splendid assemblage of significant work by one of our keenest observers. Full review >

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At once stimulating and warmhearted, with sentences of drop-dead beauty and acuity on nearly every page. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

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NONFICTION

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Stellar cultural writing—Bissell has the knowledge and wit to earn his provocations. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

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  • NONFICTION

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