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Top 10 Best and Worst Books of 2013

Valerie Stivers-Isakova | Posted 02.22.2014 | Books
Valerie Stivers-Isakova

Welcome to my first end-of-year roundup. I have read a lot of good contemporary literature this year -- more than usual, because I've been doing some official reviewing -- though I don't claim to have an exhaustive sample.

Is 'The Great American Novel' a Useless Concept?

Claire Fallon | Posted 12.17.2013 | Books
Claire Fallon

Our national preoccupation with the concept is somewhat odd -- no other country seems to share this need to score ambitious new novels by whether it's a "Great _____ Novel contender."

Drones Are the Napalm of Our Crazy Time

Ethan Casey | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics
Ethan Casey

The common element is death rained down from the sky, and drones take this a step further by leaving the inflictors of it safe back in the States.

Uncovering the Artistic Heart of Pakistan

Rahilla Zafar | Posted 07.13.2013 | Arts
Rahilla Zafar

Today marks Pakistan's historic elections. It's significant because since the country's birth in 1947, it's the first time there's been a transition from one civilian government to another.

The Book We're Talking About This Week

Posted 03.05.2013 | Books

How To Get Filthy Rich In Rising Asia By Mohsin Hamid Riverhead Books, $26.95 What is it about? Written in the second person, "you" are a smart k...