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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 
      (3 Reviews)
      Balance of Terror
      1. Anatomy of a Murder (1959 Film) by Otto Preminger
      2. The World and Its Double by Chris Fujiwara
      3. Laura (1944 Film) by Otto Preminger and Rouben Mamoulian
      The New Yorker
      , January 14, 2008, pp. 76-82
    2. The Critics 
      (5 Reviews)
      Killing Joke
      1. Blood Simple (1984 Film) by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
      2. Barton Fink (1991 Film) by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
      3. Fargo (1996 Film) by Joel Coen
      4. The Big Lebowski (1998 Film) by Joel Coen
      5. No Country for Old Men (2007 Film) by Ethan Coen and Joel Coen
      The New Yorker
      , February 25, 2008, pp. 72-73
    3. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      Taking Action
      1. Vantage Point (2007 Film) by Pete Travis
      2. The Counterfeiters (2007 Film) by Stefan Ruzowitzky
      3. Definitely, Maybe (2008 Film) by Adam Brooks
      The New Yorker
      , March 3, 2008, pp. 88-94
    4. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Class Acts
      1. The Bank Job (2008 Film) by Roger Donaldson
      2. Duchess of Langeais (2008 Film) by Jacques Rivette
      The New Yorker
      , March 10, 2008, pp. 124-148
    5. [+]
      Indy Charts
      1. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008 Film) by Steven Spielberg
      The New Yorker
      , June 2, 2008, pp. 82-86
    6. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      1. Incredible Hulk (2008 Film) by Louis Leterrier
      2. You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2007 Film) by Dennis Dugan
      The New Yorker
      , June 23, 2008, pp. 88-92
    7. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Desperate Men
      1. Hancock (2008 Film) by Peter Berg
      2. Tell No One (2006 Film) by Guillaume Canet
      The New Yorker
      , July 7, 2008, pp. 98-106
    8. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Past Shock
      1. The Dark Knight (2008 Film) by Christopher Nolan
      2. Wall-E (2008 Film) by Andrew Stanton
      The New Yorker
      , July 21, 2008, pp. 92-98
    9. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Young Loves
      1. Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008 Film) by Woody Allen
      2. Elegy (2007 Film) by Isabel Coixet
      The New Yorker
      , August 11, 2008, pp. 96-100
    10. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Under Suspicion
      1. I Served the King of England (2006 Film) by Jiri Menzel
      2. Traitor (2008 Film) by Jeffrey Nachmanoff
      The New Yorker
      , September 1, 2008, pp. 136-148
    11. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Storm Warnings
      1. Burn After Reading (2008 Film) by Ethan Coen and Joel Coen
      2. Trouble the Water (2008 Film) by Tia Lessin and Carl Deal
      The New Yorker
      , September 15, 2008, pp. 96-138
    12. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Guns and Lovers
      1. Appaloosa (2008 Film) by Ed Harris
      2. Righteous Kill (2008 Film) by Jon Avnet
      The New Yorker
      , September 29, 2008, pp. 94-98
    13. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Good Fights
      1. Body of Lies (2008 Film) by Ridley Scott
      2. Happy-Go-Lucky (2008 Film) by Mike Leigh
      The New Yorker
      , October 13, 2008, pp. 151-168
    14. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Troubled Sons
      1. W. (2008 Film) by Oliver Stone
      2. Changeling (2008 Film) by Clint Eastwood
      The New Yorker
      , October 27, 2008, pp. 98-102
    15. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Dirty Secrets
      1. Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008 Film) by Kevin Patrick Smith
      2. I've Loved You So Long (2008 Film) by Philippe Claudel
      The New Yorker
      , November 10, 2008, pp. 92-100
    16. The Critics 
      (2 Reviews)
      True Love
      1. Milk (2008 Film) by Gus Van Sant
      2. Twilight (2008 Film) by Catherine Hardwicke
      The New Yorker
      , December 1, 2008, pp. 74-76
    17. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      History in the Making
      1. Frost/Nixon (2008 Film) by Ron Howard
      2. Australia (2008 Film) by Baz Luhrmann
      The New Yorker
      , December 8, 2008, pp. 102-106
    18. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      A Better Life
      1. Revolutionary Road (2008 Film) by Sam Mendes
      2. Gran Torino (2008 Film) by Clint Eastwood
      3. The Class (2008 Film) by Tanya L. McKay
      The New Yorker
      , December 22, 2008, pp. 116-126