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How the Sitcom Mirrored, and Shaped, Your Idea of New York City

An excerpt from The Encyclopedia of New York.
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DeLillo and Amis’s New Books Are Lazy Versions of Their Greatest Hits

If you’re looking to the old guard for innovation, you’re in for a disappointing reading season.
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Daddy and 9 Other Reads I Can’t Get Out of My Head

I believe this is a technically perfect book.
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