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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.

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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

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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.

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  • Author: John Simon

    Total Archives: 1,419 Items - 18 Books, 867 Articles, 533 Reviews, 1 Poem
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    1. The Hudson Review
      , Winter 1987, pp. 553-565
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      (2 Reviews)
      I've Heard the Mermaids Singing (1987 Film), by Patricia Rozema
      1. I've Heard the Mermaids Singing (1987 Film) by Patricia Rozema
      2. Orphans (1987 Film) by Alan J. Pakula
      National Review
      , October 23, 1987, pp. 60-61
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      (2 Reviews)
      Raising Arizona (1987 Film), by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
      1. Raising Arizona (1987 Film) by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
      2. The Good Father (1987 Film) by Mike Newell
      National Review
      , May 8, 1987, pp. 52-53
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      (3 Reviews)
      Crimes of the Heart (1986 Film), by Bruce Beresford
      1. Crimes of the Heart (1986 Film) by Bruce Beresford
      2. The Morning After (1986 Film) by Sidney Lumet
      3. No Mercy (1986 Film) by Richard Pearce
      National Review
      , February 13, 1987, p. 56
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      (Review)
      The Last Emperor (1987 Film), by Bernardo Bertolucci
      1. The Last Emperor (1987 Film) by Bernardo Bertolucci
      National Review
      , December 18, 1987, pp. 54-55
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      (Review)
      Platoon (1986 Film), by Oliver Stone
      1. Platoon (1986 Film) by Oliver Stone
      National Review
      , March 13, 1987, pp. 54-55
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      (2 Reviews)
      Dark Eyes (1987 Film), by Nikita Mikhalkov
      1. Dark Eyes (1987 Film) by Nikita Mikhalkov
      2. Maurice (1987 Film) by James Ivory
      National Review
      , November 6, 1987, pp. 56-57
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      (Review)
      Radio Days (1987 Film), by Woody Allen
      1. Radio Days (1987 Film) by Woody Allen
      National Review
      , March 27, 1987, p. 57
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      (Review)
      Prick Up Your Ears (1987 Film), by Stephen Frears
      1. Prick Up Your Ears (1987 Film) by Stephen Frears
      National Review
      , May 22, 1987, pp. 52-53
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      (3 Reviews)
      Withnail and I (1987 Film), by Bruce Robinson
      1. Withnail and I (1987 Film) by Bruce Robinson
      2. Wish You Were Here (1987 Film) by David Leland
      3. Rita, Sue, and Bob Too (1986 Film) by Alan Clarke
      National Review
      , September 11, 1987, pp. 65-66
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      (2 Reviews)
      Fatal Attraction (1987 Film), by Adrian Lyne
      1. Fatal Attraction (1987 Film) by Adrian Lyne
      2. Barfly (1987 Film) by Barbet Schroeder
      National Review
      , December 4, 1987, pp. 56-57
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      (Review)
      No Way Out (1987 Film), by Roger Donaldson
      1. No Way Out (1987 Film) by Roger Donaldson
      National Review
      , September 25, 1987, p. 59
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      (2 Reviews)
      Ishtar (1987 Film), by Elaine May
      1. Ishtar (1987 Film) by Elaine May
      2. Devil in the Flesh (1987 Film) by Marco Bellocchio
      National Review
      , July 3, 1987, p. 52
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      (Review)
      Tin Men (1987 Film), by Barry Levinson
      1. Tin Men (1987 Film) by Barry Levinson
      National Review
      , April 10, 1987, p. 52
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      (Review)
      Full Metal Jacket (1987 Film), by Stanley Kubrick
      1. Full Metal Jacket (1987 Film) by Stanley Kubrick
      National Review
      , August 14, 1987, p. 52
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      (2 Reviews)
      River's Edge (1986 Film), by Tim Hunter
      1. River's Edge (1986 Film) by Tim Hunter
      2. My Life as a Dog (1985 Film) by Lasse Hallstrom
      National Review
      , June 19, 1987, p. 55
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      (Review)
      The Decline of the American Empire (1986 Film), by Denys Arcand
      1. The Decline of the American Empire (1986 Film) by Denys Arcand
      National Review
      , January 30, 1987, pp. 61-62
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      (Review)
      Travels in Hyperreality, by Umberto Eco
      1. Travels in Hyperreality by Umberto Eco
      The American Scholar
      , Autumn 1987, pp. 594-600
      1. Travels in Hyperreality by Umberto Eco
      New York Magazine
      , January 5, 1987, pp. 49-50
    19. The Arts 
      1. Travels in Hyperreality by Umberto Eco
      New York Magazine
      , January 12, 1987, pp. 49-50