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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

    Total Archives: 897 Items - 3 Books, 60 Articles, 834 Reviews
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    1. The Critics 
      The New Yorker
      , September 12, 2005, pp. 90-91
    2. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Masters and Servants
      1. Spanglish (2004 Film) by James L. Brooks
      2. The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004 Film) by Niels Mueller
      The New Yorker
      , January 10, 2005, pp. 87-89
    3. The Contender: Ben Stiller onscreen
      1. Spanglish (2004 Film) by James L. Brooks
      2. The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004 Film) by Niels Mueller
      The New Yorker
      , January 24, 2005, pp. 99-110
    4. [+]
      Back in the Bunker
      1. Downfall (2004 Film) by Oliver Hirschbiegel
      The New Yorker
      , February 14, 2005, pp. 259-261
    5. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      1. Be Cool (2005 Film) by F. Gary Gray
      2. Constantine (2005 Film) by Francis Lawrence
      The New Yorker
      , March 7, 2005, pp. 88-92
    6. [+]
      Double Trouble
      1. Melinda and Melinda (2004 Film) by Woody Allen
      The New Yorker
      , March 21, 2005, pp. 90-94
    7. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Two Women
      1. Look at Me (2005 Film) by Agnes Jaoui
      2. The Upside of Anger (2005 Film) by Mike Binder
      The New Yorker
      , April 4, 2005, pp. 104-108
    8. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Track and Field
      1. Kontroll (2004 Film) by Nimrod Antal
      2. Fever Pitch (2005 Film) by Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly
      The New Yorker
      , April 18, 2005, pp. 202-205
    9. [+]
      Angry People
      1. Crash (2005 Film) by Paul Haggis
      The New Yorker
      , May 2, 2005, pp. 110-114
    10. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      1. Kings and Queen (2005 Film) by Arnaud Desplechin
      2. Monster-in-Law (2005 Film) by Robert Luketic
      The New Yorker
      , May 16, 2005, pp. 95-100
    11. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Free Choice
      1. The Ninth Day (2004 Film) by Volker Schlondorff
      2. Madagascar (2005 Film) by Eric Darnell and Tom McGrath
      The New Yorker
      , May 30, 2005, pp. 98-108
    12. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Aiming Low
      1. Batman Begins (2005 Film) by Christopher Nolan
      2. Mr. and Mrs. Smith (2005 Film) by Doug Liman
      The New Yorker
      , June 13, 2005, pp. 187-214
    13. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      They Live By Night
      1. The Beat That My Heart Skipped (2005 Film) by Jacques Audiard
      2. Elevator to the Gallows (1957 Film) by Louis Malle
      The New Yorker
      , July 4, 2005, pp. 86-90
    14. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Stayin' Alive
      1. War of the Worlds (2005 Film) by Steven Spielberg
      2. Hustle and Flow (2005 Film) by Craig Brewer
      The New Yorker
      , July 11, 2005, pp. 102-106
    15. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      1. Broken Flowers (2005 Film) by Jim Jarmusch
      2. Grizzly Man (2005 Film) by Werner Herzog
      The New Yorker
      , August 8, 2005, pp. 100-104
    16. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Dirty Business
      1. Pretty Persuasion (2005 Film) by Marcos Siega
      2. The Aristocrats (2005 Film) by Paul Provenza
      The New Yorker
      , August 29, 2005, pp. 91-142
    17. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      1. The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005 Film) by Judd Apatow
      2. March of the Penguins (2004 Film) by Luc Jacquet
      3. Red Eye (2005 Film) by Wes Craven
      The New Yorker
      , September 12, 2005, pp. 102-106
    18. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Guns and Money
      1. Lord of War (2005 Film) by Andrew Niccol
      2. Thumbsucker (2005 Film) by Mike Mills
      The New Yorker
      , September 26, 2005, pp. 158-178
    19. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Getting the Story
      1. Capote (2005 Film) by Bennett Miller
      2. Good Night, and Good Luck (2005 Film) by George Clooney
      The New Yorker
      , October 10, 2005, pp. 94-98
    20. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Family Matters
      1. The Squid and the Whale (2005 Film) by Noah Baumbach
      2. Elizabethtown (2005 Film) by Cameron Crowe
      The New Yorker
      , October 24, 2005, pp. 97-102