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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. Gosford Park (2001 Film) by Robert Altman
      The New Yorker
      , January 14, 2002, pp. 92-102
    2. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      Men's Pictures
      1. The Shipping News (2002 Film) by Lasse Hallstrom
      2. The Majestic (2001 Film) by Frank Darabont
      3. I Am Sam (2001 Film) by Jessie Nelson
      The New Yorker
      , January 28, 2002, pp. 90-91
    3. [+]
      Women and Children
      1. Domestic Violence (2002 Film) by Frederick Wiseman
      The New Yorker
      , February 11, 2002, pp. 92-96
    4. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Calculating Rhythm
      1. John Q. (2002 Film) by Nick Cassavetes
      2. Crossroads (2002 Film) by Tamra Davis
      The New Yorker
      , March 4, 2002, pp. 90-94
    5. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Good Guys
      1. We Were Soldiers (2002 Film) by Randall Wallace
      2. 40 Days and 40 Nights~~Forty Days and Forty Nights (2002 Film) by Michael Lehmann
      The New Yorker
      , March 11, 2002, pp. 92-102
    6. [+]
      Play It Again
      1. The Piano Teacher (2002 Film) by Michael Haneke
      The New Yorker
      , April 1, 2002, pp. 98-102
    7. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      The Working Life
      1. Time Out (2001 Film) by Laurent Cantet
      2. Les Destinees (2000 Film) by Olivier Assayas
      The New Yorker
      , April 15, 2002, pp. 88-92
    8. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      1. Murder by Numbers (2002 Film) by Barbet Schroeder
      2. Changing Lanes (2002 Film) by Roger Michell
      The New Yorker
      , May 6, 2002, pp. 138-142
    9. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Star Struck
      1. Star Wars - Episode II, Attack of the Clones (2002 Film) by George Lucas
      2. Hollywood Ending (2002 Film) by Woody Allen
      The New Yorker
      , May 20, 2002, pp. 114-118
    10. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Men in Trouble
      1. The Sum of All Fears (2002 Film) by Phil Alden Robinson
      2. About a Boy (2002 Film) by Chris Weitz and Paul Weitz
      The New Yorker
      , June 3, 2002, pp. 100-118
    11. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Keeping Secrets
      1. Windtalkers (2002 Film) by John Woo
      2. The Bourne Identity (2002 Film) by Doug Liman
      The New Yorker
      , June 17, 2002, pp. 176-177
    12. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      1. Men in Black II (2002 Film) by Barry Sonnenfeld
      2. Sunshine State (2002 Film) by John Sayles
      The New Yorker
      , July 8, 2002, pp. 84-88
    13. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Crime-Family Man
      1. Road to Perdition (2002 Film) by Sam Mendes
      2. Read My Lips (2001 Film) by Jacques Audiard
      The New Yorker
      , July 15, 2002, pp. 90-94
    14. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Going With It
      1. Full Frontal (2002 Film) by Steven Soderbergh
      2. The Last Kiss (2001 Film) by Gabriele Muccino
      The New Yorker
      , August 5, 2002, pp. 80-84
    15. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      1. XXX (2002 Film) by Rob Cohen
      2. Blood Work (2002 Film) by Clint Eastwood
      The New Yorker
      , August 19, 2002, pp. 174-175
    16. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Unreal Life
      1. City by the Sea (2002 Film) by Michael Caton-Jones
      2. Simone (2002 Film) by Andrew Niccol
      The New Yorker
      , September 9, 2002, pp. 162-172
    17. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      Good-Time Girls
      1. The Banger Sisters (2002 Film) by Bob Dolman
      2. Secretary (2002 Film) by Steven Shainberg
      3. My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002 Film) by Joel Zwick
      The New Yorker
      , September 23, 2002, pp. 98-106
    18. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      1. The Trials of Henry Kissinger (2002 Film) by Eugene Jarecki
      2. Bloody Sunday (2002 Film) by Paul Greengrass
      The New Yorker
      , October 7, 2002, pp. 108-112
    19. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      1. Auto Focus (2002 Film) by Paul Schrader
      2. Bowling for Columbine (2002 Film) by Michael Moore
      The New Yorker
      , October 28, 2002, pp. 119-124
    20. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Breaking Through
      1. 8 Mile~~Eight Mile (2002 Film) by Curtis Hanson
      2. Frida (2002 Film) by Julie Taymor
      The New Yorker
      , November 11, 2002, pp. 195-208