'A Great Symphony of American Junk'
September 08, 2014

What David Foster Wallace got wrong about John Updike.

The READ: Ephemera, Run
June 30, 2010

The most interesting piece I read in the Times last week—excluding the profile in which Reykjavik’s new mayor said that he would rule out as a coalition partner “any party whose members had not seen all five seasons of ‘The Wire’”—was Book Review editor (and TNR contributor) Sam Tanenhaus’s 2,500-word exploration of John Updike’s archive.