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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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David Denby -
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  • Author: David Denby

    Total Archives: 897 Items - 3 Books, 60 Articles, 834 Reviews
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    1. The Critics 
      One Day in September, by Simon Reeve
      1. One Day in September by Simon Reeve
      The New Yorker
      , August 21, 2000, pp. 160-163
    2. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      On the Battlefield
      1. Any Given Sunday (1999 Film) by Oliver Stone
      2. The Hurricane (1999 Film) by Norman Jewison
      The New Yorker
      , January 10, 2000, pp. 90-93
    3. [+]
      The Idiot and the Adonis
      1. Mr. Death (1999 Film) by Errol Morris
      The New Yorker
      , January 24, 2000, pp. 94-95
    4. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Scary Women
      1. A Map of the World (1999 Film) by Scott Elliott
      2. Isn't She Great (2000 Film) by Andrew Bergman
      The New Yorker
      , February 7, 2000, pp. 96-97
    5. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Just Like Real Life
      1. Not One Less (1999 Film) by Yimou Zhang
      2. Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 (2000 Film) by Marc Levin
      The New Yorker
      , February 21, 2000, pp. 294-299
    6. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      1. Boiler Room (2000 Film) by Ben Younger
      2. What Planet Are You From? (2000 Film) by Mike Nichols
      The New Yorker
      , March 13, 2000, pp. 100-104
    7. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Hell-Raising Women
      1. Erin Brockovich (2000 Film) by Steven Soderbergh
      2. Waking the Dead (1999 Film) by Keith Gordon
      The New Yorker
      , March 27, 2000, pp. 135-136
    8. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Opposites Attract
      1. Black and White (2000 Film) by James Toback
      2. Joe Gould's Secret (2000 Film) by Stanley Tucci
      The New Yorker
      , April 10, 2000, pp. 99-104
    9. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      1. Keeping the Faith (2000 Film) by Edward Norton
      2. East Is East (1999 Film) by Damien O'Donnell
      The New Yorker
      , April 24, 2000, pp. 221-226
    10. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      Flesh and Blood
      1. Hamlet (2000 Film) by Michael Almereyda
      2. Up at the Villa (2000 Film) by Philip Haas
      3. U-571 (2000 Film) by Jonathan Mostow
      The New Yorker
      , May 15, 2000, pp. 105-112
    11. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Herd Mentality
      1. Dinosaur (2000 Film) by Eric Leighton and Ralph Zondag
      2. Center Stage (1999 Film) by Nicholas Hytner
      The New Yorker
      , May 29, 2000, pp. 142-156
    12. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      1. Humanite (1998 Film) by Bruno Dumont
      2. The Decalogue (1987 Film) by Krzysztof Kieslowski
      The New Yorker
      , June 12, 2000, pp. 110-114
    13. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      No Limit
      1. The Patriot (2000 Film) by Roland Emmerich
      2. Shaft (2000 Film) by John Singleton
      3. Me, Myself and Irene (2000 Film) by Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly
      The New Yorker
      , July 3, 2000, pp. 87-92
    14. [+]
      (4 Reviews)
      In Trouble
      1. The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle (2000 Film) by Des McAnuff
      2. Disney's the Kid (2000 Film) by Jon Turteltaub
      3. Sunshine (1999 Film) by Istvan Szabo
      4. Shower (1999 Film) by Yang Zhang
      The New Yorker
      , July 17, 2000, pp. 87-92
    15. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      1. X-Men (2000 Film) by Bryan Singer
      2. Chuck and Buck (2000 Film) by Miguel Arteta
      The New Yorker
      , July 24, 2000, pp. 86-90
    16. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Nowhere To Go
      1. Hollow Man (2000 Film) by Paul Verhoeven
      2. The Wind Will Carry Us (2000 Film) by Abbas Kiarostami
      The New Yorker
      , August 14, 2000, pp. 88-92
    17. [+]
      Four Kings
      1. The Original Kings of Comedy (2000 Film) by Spike Lee
      The New Yorker
      , September 4, 2000, pp. 88-89
    18. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Growing Up
      1. Almost Famous (2000 Film) by Cameron Crowe
      2. It All Starts Today (1999 Film) by Bertrand Tavernier
      The New Yorker
      , September 18, 2000, p. 153
    19. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Sex and Trouble
      1. The Contender (2000 Film) by Rod Lurie
      2. Dr. T and the Women (2000 Film) by Robert Altman
      The New Yorker
      , October 16, 2000, pp. 256-261
    20. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      I See Good People
      1. Pay It Forward (2000 Film) by Mimi Leder
      2. The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000 Film) by Robert Redford
      The New Yorker
      , November 6, 2000, pp. 110-114