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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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    1. The New Criterion
      , February 1998, p. 57
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      (3 Reviews)
      The Man in the Iron Mask (1939 Film), by James Whale
      1. The Man in the Iron Mask (1939 Film) by James Whale
      2. Artemisia (1997 Film) by Agnes Merlet
      3. Dangerous Beauty (1998 Film) by Marshall Herskovitz
      National Review
      , April 20, 1998, pp. 58-61
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      (2 Reviews)
      Wilde (1997 Film), by Brian Gilbert
      1. Wilde (1997 Film) by Brian Gilbert
      2. The Truce (1996 Film) by Francesco Rosi
      National Review
      , June 1, 1998, pp. 57-58
    4. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      City of Angels (1998 Film), by Brad Silberling
      1. City of Angels (1998 Film) by Brad Silberling
      2. The Butcher Boy (1997 Film) by Neil Jordan
      National Review
      , May 18, 1998, pp. 59-61
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      (3 Reviews)
      The Postman (1997 Film), by Kevin Costner
      1. The Postman (1997 Film) by Kevin Costner
      2. Kundun (1997 Film) by Martin Scorsese
      3. Tomorrow Never Dies (1997 Film) by Roger Spottiswoode
      National Review
      , January 26, 1998, pp. 52-53
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      (2 Reviews)
      Twilight (1998 Film), by Robert Benton
      1. Twilight (1998 Film) by Robert Benton
      2. The Big Lebowski (1998 Film) by Joel Coen
      National Review
      , April 6, 1998, pp. 58-60
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      (3 Reviews)
      The Spanish Prisoner (1997 Film), by David Mamet
      1. The Spanish Prisoner (1997 Film) by David Mamet
      2. Wild Things (1998 Film) by John McNaughton
      3. Character (1997 Film) by Mike van Diem
      National Review
      , May 4, 1998, p. 59
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      (3 Reviews)
      Pleasantville (1998 Film), by Gary Ross
      1. Pleasantville (1998 Film) by Gary Ross
      2. The Siege (1998 Film) by Edward Zwick
      3. Living Out Loud (1998 Film) by Richard LaGravenese
      National Review
      , December 21, 1998, pp. 67-69
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      The Boxer (1997 Film), by Jim Sheridan
      1. The Boxer (1997 Film) by Jim Sheridan
      National Review
      , March 9, 1998, pp. 67-69
    10. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      Marie Baie des Anges (1998 Film), by Manuel Pradal
      1. Marie Baie des Anges (1998 Film) by Manuel Pradal
      2. Henry Fool (1997 Film) by Hal Hartley
      3. Out of Sight (1998 Film) by Steven Soderbergh
      National Review
      , August 3, 1998, pp. 55-57
    11. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998 Film), by James Ivory
      1. A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998 Film) by James Ivory
      2. One True Thing (1998 Film) by Carl Franklin
      National Review
      , October 26, 1998, p. 56
    12. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Beloved (1998 Film), by Jonathan Demme
      1. Beloved (1998 Film) by Jonathan Demme
      2. Practical Magic (1998 Film) by Griffin Dunne
      National Review
      , November 23, 1998, pp. 59-61
    13. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      The Truman Show (1998 Film), by Peter Weir
      1. The Truman Show (1998 Film) by Peter Weir
      2. The Opposite of Sex (1998 Film) by Don Roos
      National Review
      , July 6, 1998, pp. 55-57
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      (2 Reviews)
      What Dreams May Come (1998 Film), by Vincent Ward
      1. What Dreams May Come (1998 Film) by Vincent Ward
      2. Love Is the Devil (1998 Film) by John Maybury
      National Review
      , November 9, 1998, p. 67
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      (2 Reviews)
      Your Friends and Neighbors (1998 Film), by Neil LaBute
      1. Your Friends and Neighbors (1998 Film) by Neil LaBute
      2. First Love, Last Rites (1998 Film) by Jesse Peretz
      National Review
      , September 14, 1998, pp. 71-73
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      (4 Reviews)
      As Good As It Gets (1997 Film), by James L. Brooks
      1. As Good As It Gets (1997 Film) by James L. Brooks
      2. Oscar and Lucinda (1997 Film) by Gillian Armstrong
      3. Apostle (1998 Film) by Robert Duvall
      4. Fallen (1998 Film) by Gregory Hoblit
      National Review
      , February 23, 1998, p. 57
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      (2 Reviews)
      A Perfect Murder (1998 Film), by Andrew Davis
      1. A Perfect Murder (1998 Film) by Andrew Davis
      2. Un Air de Famille (1996 Film) by Cedric Klapisch
      National Review
      , July 20, 1998, pp. 51-52
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      (2 Reviews)
      Bulworth (1998 Film), by Warren Beatty
      1. Bulworth (1998 Film) by Warren Beatty
      2. The Horse Whisperer (1998 Film) by Robert Redford
      National Review
      , June 22, 1998, pp. 63-65
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      (2 Reviews)
      Little Voice (1998 Film), by Mark Herman
      1. Little Voice (1998 Film) by Mark Herman
      2. American History X (1998 Film) by Tony Kaye
      National Review
      , December 31, 1998, pp. 50-51
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      (2 Reviews)
      Return to Paradise (1998 Film), by Joseph Ruben
      1. Return to Paradise (1998 Film) by Joseph Ruben
      2. Regeneration (1998 Film) by Gillies Mackinnon
      National Review
      , September 28, 1998, pp. 63-65