"Hearts and Brains" by Hendrik Hertzberg: This mid-term election should be a no-brainer, but it's not.
ANNALS OF POWER
"Fresh Prince" by Nick Paumgarten: The hip-hop community finds its sage.
A CRITIC AT LARGE
"A Lost Child" by Robert Gottlieb: The little girl who took on literary Paris.
"Down the River" by John Updike: The annotated Uncle Tom's Cabin.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"In Your Face" by Anthony Lane: Sacha Baron Cohen's Borat invades the U.S. and Penelope Cruz starts in Pedro Almadovar's latest, Volver.
If you like Nick Paumgarten's profile of Robert Greene, you may want to listen to The Art of Seduction by Robert Greene.
Or, before you read the annotated version, listen to Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe.
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