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Q: What is UNZ.org?

A: The UNZ.org website is intended to provide convenient access to a large quantity of high-quality content material, mostly published over the last 150 years in America and England, including both articles and books, encompassing over one million readable items and titles of another million items not readable due to copyright. Much of this material has never previously been available anywhere on the Internet and should be useful for researchers and intellectual historians.

Q: Why do you include non-readable articles and books?

A: The inclusion of the copyright-excluded material allows users to examine a more nearly complete collection of a given author's writings, even if many of the particular items themselves are currently unavailable due to copyright. If necessary, many of these other items can often be accessed and read on other websites or content systems, especially in the case of extent publications. Furthermore, there is a chance that at some future point these publications will be released for reading on this website as well.

Q: The website seems very different than when I previously visited. What's the story?

A: The current Version 2.0 release of UNZ.org incorporates major design changes from the previous version, but nearly all of the same underlying printed content is still available. Given the relatively slight use of the previous links to external videos and webzines, these portions have been removed, thereby streamlining access to the printed materials which constitute the main value of the system. Another major change has been the widespread use of Javascript, rendering most of the pages "reactive" as you begin entering information.

Q: How do I find a given author or publication?

A: Most of the main pages of the website contain one or more "Reactive Clouds," with the names of various authors or publications. Javascript functions cause these Clouds to "react" and change the displayed information as you begin typing in the entry boxes. For example, as you enter the first few letters of an author's name on the Home page, the Clouds adjust to display only those authors whose names begin with those letters. Similar adjustments occur as you start typing in a particular decade or year, or if you select one of the drop-down settings or other filter. This allows you to quickly focus in on the individuals you are seeking based on your particular criteria.

At any point, the relative size of the names in a given Cloud indicates the volume of underlying content material associated with that name. Meanwhile, the color indicates what fraction of the content material is readable (for copyright reasons): bright blue indicates mostly readable, dark blue indicates partly readable, and black means mostly unreadable

Q: How do I find a given article or book?

A: The main Articles and Books pages, as well as the Overview tabs for individual authors or publications, display a Listing of articles (or books) towards the bottom of the page. Like the Clouds, these Listings are "reactive" and automatically adjust as you being typing in any of the information in the various data entry fields---Title, Author, Publication, or Period, displaying only those items that match your selection.

Q: What about the individual publications?

A: When you reach the pages associated with a given publication, you can examine the contents in a number of different ways, accessed via the different tabs. The default Overview tab gives you the Cloud of authors for that publication plus the Listing of individual articles, with both of these being "reactive" as you provide information in the Title, Author, or Period fields.

There are also several other tabs. The Tree tab displays a dynamic tree allowing the individual time periods, issues, and articles to be opened for greate detail. The Year Contents tab displays the tables of contents for all the issues of a given year, the Issues, Small Covers, and Large Covers tabs display those views of the contents for a given decade, and the All Years tab provides an overview of the entire archive of the periodical. In addition, the drop down field in the control bar may be used to explore the different periods. All these pages allow for convenient browsing of the contents of a given periodical and clicking on any of the individual links accessing more detailed information.

Q: How does Searching work?

A: As mentioned above, much of the exploration of the website contents is normally performed by browsing the various different pages or entering information into the various text fields and having the displayed information automatically adjust. Actual Searches are performed in a parallel manner, by entering the target information into the data fields and then pressing the Search button (or simply hitting Enter). The system then performs a Search across the selected Text, Title, Author, and other information and displays the findings in a new Search Results tab.

Searches may be performed on any of these individual pages, or on the Power Search page, which allows for more detailed Searches across all content material.
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  • Author: David Denby

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    1. [+]
      An Equal Music, by Vikram Seth
      1. An Equal Music by Vikram Seth
      The New Yorker
      , June 7, 1999, p. 91
    2. [+]
      The Memoirs of Elias Canetti, by Elias Canetti
      1. The Memoirs of Elias Canetti by Elias Canetti
      The New Yorker
      , May 31, 1999, pp. 106-111
    3. The Critics 
      High-School Confidential
      1. The Memoirs of Elias Canetti by Elias Canetti
      The New Yorker
      , May 31, 1999, pp. 94-97
    4. Aaron Copland
      1. The Memoirs of Elias Canetti by Elias Canetti
      The New Yorker
      , December 13, 1999, pp. 102-110
    5. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Tough Cases
      1. Affliction (1998 Film) by Paul Schrader
      2. A Civil Action (1998 Film) by Steven Zaillian
      The New Yorker
      , January 11, 1999, p. 94
    6. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      No Free Ride
      1. Another Day in Paradise (1998 Film) by Larry Clark
      2. Patch Adams (1998 Film) by Tom Shadyac
      The New Yorker
      , January 25, 1999, pp. 95-96
    7. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Popular Mechanics
      1. October Sky (1999 Film) by Joe Johnston
      2. Message in a Bottle (1999 Film) by Luis Mandoki
      The New Yorker
      , February 22, 1999, pp. 184-186
    8. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      In the Eye of the Beholder
      1. Life Is Beautiful (1997 Film) by Roberto Benigni
      2. 200 Cigarettes~~Two Hundred Cigarettes (1999 Film) by Risa Bramon Garcia
      The New Yorker
      , March 15, 1999, pp. 96-98
    9. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      This Is Your Life
      1. EDtv (1999 Film) by Ron Howard
      2. True Crime (1999 Film) by Clint Eastwood
      The New Yorker
      , March 29, 1999, pp. 115-116
    10. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Southern Comfort
      1. Cookie's Fortune (1999 Film) by Robert Altman
      2. A Walk on the Moon (1999 Film) by Tony Goldwyn
      The New Yorker
      , April 12, 1999, pp. 109-110
    11. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      School Spirit
      1. Election (1999 Film) by Alexander Payne
      2. Citizen Ruth (1996 Film) by Alexander Payne
      3. The Matrix (1999 Film) by Andy Wachowski and Larry Wachowski
      The New Yorker
      , April 26, 1999, pp. 192-194
    12. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Bottom's Up
      1. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999 Film) by Michael Hoffman
      2. The Winslow Boy (1999 Film) by David Mamet
      The New Yorker
      , May 17, 1999, pp. 96-98
    13. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Running Wild
      1. The Red Violin (1998 Film) by Francois Girard
      2. Instinct (1999 Film) by Jon Turteltaub
      The New Yorker
      , June 14, 1999, pp. 90-91
    14. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      1. Summer of Sam (1999 Film) by Spike Lee
      2. Wild Wild West (1999 Film) by Barry Sonnenfeld
      3. American Pie (1999 Film) by Chris Weitz
      The New Yorker
      , July 12, 1999, pp. 87-88
    15. The Critics 
      (2 Reviews)
      Last Waltz
      1. Eyes Wide Shut (1999 Film) by Stanley Kubrick
      2. The Blair Witch Project (1999 Film) by Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez
      The New Yorker
      , July 26, 1999, pp. 84-86
    16. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      The Spook Doctor
      1. The Sixth Sense (1999 Film) by M. Night Shyamalan
      2. Dick (1999 Film) by Andrew Fleming
      The New Yorker
      , August 23, 1999, pp. 200-202
    17. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Dog Days
      1. Breaking the Waves (1996 Film) by Lars von Trier
      2. The Muse (1999 Film) by Albert Brooks
      The New Yorker
      , September 13, 1999, pp. 107-109
    18. [+]
      Transcending the Suburbs
      1. American Beauty (1999 Film) by Sam Mendes
      The New Yorker
      , September 20, 1999, pp. 133-135
    19. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      Star Athlete
      1. For Love of the Game (1999 Film) by Sam Raimi
      2. Guinevere (1999 Film) by Paul Dooley and Audrey Wells
      3. Romance (1999 Film) by Catherine Breillat
      The New Yorker
      , September 27, 1999, pp. 104-105
    20. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Flirting With Disaster
      1. Three Kings (1999 Film) by David O. Russell
      2. Mumford (1999 Film) by Lawrence Kasdan
      The New Yorker
      , October 4, 1999, pp. 115-117