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From THE LONG SHIPS to TRAITOR’S PURSE

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Hergé’s THE SHOOTING STAR

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From ASTERIX THE LEGION­ARY to CHANCY AND THE GRAND RASCAL

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Hergé’s FLIGHT 714

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From WATCHER IN THE SHADOWS to TINTIN IN TIBET

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From THE MALTESE FALCON to DESTRY RIDES AGAIN

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Dan Fox on Hergé’s THE SEVEN CRYSTAL BALLS

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10 best adventures from 75 years ago!

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From Conan and Tintin to The African Queen!

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Survival vs. extreme weather — from Jack London to J.G. Ballard.

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21 great adventure novels of the Fifties!

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The picaresque: From Candide to The Thirty-Nine Steps.

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The Frontier Epic

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21 great adventure novels of the Thirties!

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For serious Hergé aficionados only

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Juvenile and YA science fiction that’s actually good.

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“The planet has a fever,” Al Gore told Republican skeptics in Congress on March 21. “If your baby has a fever, you go to the doctor. If the doctor says, ‘You have to intervene here,’ you don’t say, ‘Well, I read a science fiction novel that says this isn’t important.’” [A slightly different version of […]

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“My starting point is always a feeling of partisan­ship, a sense of injustice.”

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— Text and illustration by Joe Alterio. To view a gallery of Alterio’s HiLobrow illustrations, click here. *** On his or her birthday, HiLobrow irregularly pays tribute to one of our high-, low-, no-, or hilobrow heroes. Also born this date: Scatman Crothers, Robert Moog, Ruth Underwood. READ MORE about members of the Partisan Generation […]

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Happy Birthday, this week, to the following high-, low-, no-, and hilobrow heroes. More Hilo birthdays. MAY 17 Parisian composer ERIK SATIE (1866-1925) was the great-grandaddy of ambient music, the distant progenitor of Musak and smooth jazz. In 1902, Satie and friends introduced what they called “Furniture Music” in a Paris Gallery — that is, […]