Critical Notes

Friday Afternoon Roundup


NBCC board member Maureen McLane’s three-part take on August Kleinholzer’s “Sleeping it Off in Rapid City.”

NBCC member Kathryn Harrison reviews “Mad, Bad, and Sad” for the New York Times Book Review.

NBCC board member David L. Ulin helps the Santa Monica Review celebrate its 20th anniversary. This weekend he presides over the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.

NBCC board member Geeta Sharma-Jensen reviews three Wisconsin writers writing about ethics and ethos.

Former NBCC president John Freeman blogs about “skinny poetry” at the Guardian.

NBCC board member Scott McLemee considers “Deployed: How Reservists Bear the Burden of Iraq.”

NBCC board member Kevin Prufer’s new “National Anthem” reviewed in The New Yorker.

NBCC board member Rebecca Skloot explains how fish are treated for cancer, buoyancy disorders,and freak accidents…