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Krzysztof Wodiczko’s Abraham Lincoln: War Veteran Projection
McEwan’s new novel raises questions of artistic independence.
The broad strokes of Tom Wolfe’s Back to Blood and the subtle specificity of Joan Didion’s Miami.
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Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap explores hip hop’s past but skims over important questions about its present.