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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: John Simon

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    1. New York Magazine
      , March 6, 2000, p. 61
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      Time Regained (2000 Film), by Raoul Ruiz
      1. Time Regained (2000 Film) by Raoul Ruiz
      National Review
      , July 17, 2000, p. 54
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      (2 Reviews)
      It All Starts Today (1999 Film), by Bertrand Tavernier
      1. It All Starts Today (1999 Film) by Bertrand Tavernier
      2. Madadayo (2000 Film) by Akira Kurosawa
      National Review
      , September 25, 2000, pp. 54-56
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      The Perfect Storm (2000 Film), by Wolfgang Petersen
      1. The Perfect Storm (2000 Film) by Wolfgang Petersen
      National Review
      , July 31, 2000, p. 50
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      (3 Reviews)
      Topsy-Turvy (1999 Film), by Mike Leigh
      1. Topsy-Turvy (1999 Film) by Mike Leigh
      2. All About My Mother (1999 Film) by Pedro Almodovar
      3. Man on the Moon (2000 Film) by Milos Forman
      National Review
      , January 24, 2000, pp. 59-61
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      (2 Reviews)
      Croupier (1998 Film), by Mike Hodges
      1. Croupier (1998 Film) by Mike Hodges
      2. Alice and Martin (2000 Film) by Andre Techine
      National Review
      , August 28, 2000, pp. 55-57
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      (2 Reviews)
      Bounce (2000 Film), by Don Roos
      1. Bounce (2000 Film) by Don Roos
      2. La Buche (1999 Film) by Daniele Thompson
      National Review
      , December 18, 2000, pp. 54-55
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      (2 Reviews)
      The Contender (2000 Film), by Rod Lurie
      1. The Contender (2000 Film) by Rod Lurie
      2. Dancer in the Dark (2000 Film) by Lars von Trier
      National Review
      , October 23, 2000, pp. 86-87
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      (2 Reviews)
      You Can Count on Me (2000 Film), by Kenneth Lonergan
      1. You Can Count on Me (2000 Film) by Kenneth Lonergan
      2. The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000 Film) by Robert Redford
      National Review
      , December 4, 2000, pp. 66-69
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      (2 Reviews)
      The Beach (2000 Film), by Danny Boyle
      1. The Beach (2000 Film) by Danny Boyle
      2. Not One Less (1999 Film) by Yimou Zhang
      National Review
      , March 6, 2000, pp. 63-65
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      (3 Reviews)
      The Straight Story (1999 Film), by David Lynch
      1. The Straight Story (1999 Film) by David Lynch
      2. Anna and the King (1999 Film) by Andy Tennant
      3. The End of the Affair (1999 Film) by Neil Jordan
      National Review
      , February 21, 2000, pp. 59-61
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      (3 Reviews)
      Erin Brockovich (2000 Film), by Steven Soderbergh
      1. Erin Brockovich (2000 Film) by Steven Soderbergh
      2. Waking the Dead (1999 Film) by Keith Gordon
      3. Winter Sleepers (1997 Film) by Tom Tykwer
      National Review
      , April 17, 2000, pp. 50-51
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      (2 Reviews)
      Stardom (2000 Film), by Denys Arcand
      1. Stardom (2000 Film) by Denys Arcand
      2. Pay It Forward (2000 Film) by Mimi Leder
      National Review
      , November 20, 2000, pp. 63-65
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      Sunshine (1999 Film), by Istvan Szabo
      1. Sunshine (1999 Film) by Istvan Szabo
      National Review
      , July 3, 2000, p. 51
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      (2 Reviews)
      East-West (1999 Film), by Regis Wargnier
      1. East-West (1999 Film) by Regis Wargnier
      2. Keeping the Faith (2000 Film) by Edward Norton
      National Review
      , May 22, 2000, pp. 74-75
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      (3 Reviews)
      Me Myself I (2000 Film), by Pip Karmel
      1. Me Myself I (2000 Film) by Pip Karmel
      2. Bossa Nova (2000 Film) by Bruno Barreto
      3. Black and White (2000 Film) by James Toback
      National Review
      , May 1, 2000, pp. 63-65
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      (2 Reviews)
      What Planet Are You From? (2000 Film), by Mike Nichols
      1. What Planet Are You From? (2000 Film) by Mike Nichols
      2. Beautiful People (1999 Film) by Jasmin Dizdar
      National Review
      , April 3, 2000, pp. 54-55
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      (2 Reviews)
      Space Cowboys (2000 Film), by Clint Eastwood
      1. Space Cowboys (2000 Film) by Clint Eastwood
      2. The Tic Code (1997 Film) by Gary Winick
      National Review
      , September 11, 2000, pp. 64-66
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      (2 Reviews)
      Dr. T and the Women (2000 Film), by Robert Altman
      1. Dr. T and the Women (2000 Film) by Robert Altman
      2. Bamboozled (2000 Film) by Spike Lee
      National Review
      , November 6, 2000, pp. 66-67
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      (3 Reviews)
      Wonder Boys! (2000 Film), by Curtis Hanson
      1. Wonder Boys! (2000 Film) by Curtis Hanson
      2. The Whole Nine Yards (2000 Film) by Jonathan Lynn
      3. Mifune (2000 Film) by Soren Kragh-Jacobsen
      National Review
      , March 20, 2000, pp. 58-59