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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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    1. The New Criterion
      , March 1999, p. 54
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      The Dreamlife of Angels (1998 Film), by Erick Zonca
      1. The Dreamlife of Angels (1998 Film) by Erick Zonca
      National Review
      , April 19, 1999, p. 69
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      (2 Reviews)
      My Life So Far (1999 Film), by Hugh Hudson
      1. My Life So Far (1999 Film) by Hugh Hudson
      2. Run Lola Run (1998 Film) by Tom Tykwer
      National Review
      , July 26, 1999, pp. 59-61
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      (3 Reviews)
      Anywhere But Here (1999 Film), by Wayne Wang
      1. Anywhere But Here (1999 Film) by Wayne Wang
      2. Tumbleweeds (1999 Film) by Gavin O'Connor
      3. Sweet and Lowdown (1999 Film) by Woody Allen
      National Review
      , December 20, 1999, pp. 66-67
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      (2 Reviews)
      Cookie's Fortune (1999 Film), by Robert Altman
      1. Cookie's Fortune (1999 Film) by Robert Altman
      2. A Walk on the Moon (1999 Film) by Tony Goldwyn
      National Review
      , May 17, 1999, pp. 67-69
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      (3 Reviews)
      The Thomas Crown Affair (1999 Film), by John McTiernan
      1. The Thomas Crown Affair (1999 Film) by John McTiernan
      2. The Sixth Sense (1999 Film) by M. Night Shyamalan
      3. Cabaret Balkan (1999 Film) by Goran Paskaljevic
      National Review
      , August 30, 1999, pp. 53-54
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      (11 Reviews)
      The Hurricane (1999 Film), by Norman Jewison
      1. The Hurricane (1999 Film) by Norman Jewison
      2. Angela's Ashes (1999 Film) by Alan Parker
      3. The Cider House Rules (1999 Film) by Lasse Hallstrom
      4. Cradle Will Rock (1999 Film) by Tim Robbins
      5. Mansfield Park (1999 Film) by Patricia Rozema
      6. The Green Mile (1999 Film) by Frank Darabont
      7. The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999 Film) by Anthony Minghella
      8. Snow Falling on Cedars (1999 Film) by Scott Hicks
      9. Titus (1999 Film) by Julie Taymor
      10. Sleepy Hollow (1999 Film) by Tim Burton
      11. Magnolia (1999 Film) by Paul Thomas Anderson
      National Review
      , December 31, 1999, pp. 51-53
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      (3 Reviews)
      Random Hearts (1999 Film), by Sydney Pollack
      1. Random Hearts (1999 Film) by Sydney Pollack
      2. Fight Club (1999 Film) by David Fincher
      3. The Story of Us (1999 Film) by Rob Reiner
      National Review
      , November 8, 1999, pp. 66-69
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      (2 Reviews)
      American Beauty (1999 Film), by Sam Mendes
      1. American Beauty (1999 Film) by Sam Mendes
      2. Romance (1999 Film) by Catherine Breillat
      National Review
      , October 11, 1999, pp. 63-65
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      Life Is Beautiful (1997 Film), by Roberto Benigni
      1. Life Is Beautiful (1997 Film) by Roberto Benigni
      National Review
      , February 22, 1999, pp. 54-55
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      Bringing Out the Dead (1999 Film), by Martin Scorsese
      1. Bringing Out the Dead (1999 Film) by Martin Scorsese
      National Review
      , November 22, 1999, pp. 63-65
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      (2 Reviews)
      Mystery, Alaska (1999 Film), by Jay Roach
      1. Mystery, Alaska (1999 Film) by Jay Roach
      2. Mumford (1999 Film) by Lawrence Kasdan
      National Review
      , October 25, 1999, pp. 71-73
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      Star Wars - Episode I, The Phantom Menace (1999 Film), by George Lucas
      1. Star Wars - Episode I, The Phantom Menace (1999 Film) by George Lucas
      National Review
      , June 14, 1999, pp. 54-55
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      Eyes Wide Shut (1999 Film), by Stanley Kubrick
      1. Eyes Wide Shut (1999 Film) by Stanley Kubrick
      National Review
      , August 9, 1999, pp. 54-55
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      (2 Reviews)
      The Thin Red Line (1998 Film), by Terrence Malick
      1. The Thin Red Line (1998 Film) by Terrence Malick
      2. Shakespeare in Love (1998 Film) by John Madden
      National Review
      , January 25, 1999, pp. 54-55
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      (2 Reviews)
      Analyze This (1999 Film), by Harold Ramis
      1. Analyze This (1999 Film) by Harold Ramis
      2. The Harmonists (1997 Film) by Joseph Vilsmaier
      National Review
      , April 5, 1999, pp. 59-61
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      (3 Reviews)
      The Blair Witch Project (1999 Film), by Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez
      1. The Blair Witch Project (1999 Film) by Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez
      2. The Muse (1999 Film) by Albert Brooks
      3. The Dinner Game (1999 Film) by Francis Veber
      National Review
      , September 13, 1999, p. 69
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      (2 Reviews)
      The Winslow Boy (1999 Film), by David Mamet
      1. The Winslow Boy (1999 Film) by David Mamet
      2. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999 Film) by Michael Hoffman
      National Review
      , May 31, 1999, p. 70
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      (2 Reviews)
      Eight Millimeter (1999 Film), by Joel Schumacher
      1. Eight Millimeter (1999 Film) by Joel Schumacher
      2. Message in a Bottle (1999 Film) by Luis Mandoki
      National Review
      , March 22, 1999, pp. 59-61
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      (2 Reviews)
      My Name Is Joe (1998 Film), by Ken Loach
      1. My Name Is Joe (1998 Film) by Ken Loach
      2. Affliction (1998 Film) by Paul Schrader
      National Review
      , March 8, 1999, pp. 55-57