Miniseries, Movie Stars, Short Stories, Coulrophobia, & Mama Cass | What We’re Reading/Watching

The “What We’re Reading (& Watching) gang get comfy with aging movie stars, scary clowns, 1960s rock and rollers, a 1950s wild child, rag-ripping minidramas, and prize-winning story collections.

Short Stories: A Master Returns and Debuts Make the Scene | Wyatt’s World

Storyteller Bass is back; Dacey’s stories echo with hope, fear, and want; Gustine reveals the weight and complexity of the everyday; Majka creates a strongly tonal backdrop; debuter Parker pulls no punches

Xpress Reviews: Nonfiction | First Look at New Books, October 12, 2012

A National Book Award nominee on the Iron Curtain, the fourth volume of Bindman and Gates’s series on blacks in Western art, and Lattin’s compelling multimemoir

Science & Technology Reviews, Sept. 1, 2012

Reviews of Rick Bass’s A Thousand Deer, Shelley Emling’s Marie Curie and Her Daughters, and Luisa Weiss’s My Berlin Kitchen, plus a full list of the science & technology reviews in the September 1 issue.