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the multiplex: Having narrowly escaped an icy Antarctic death in the first X-Files movie, Mulder and Scully ( David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson) give us the shivers again in the snowbound sequel The X-Files: I Want to Believe. At the
The Crying of Lot 49
Pynchon's satirical, weirdly inventive novel centers on Oedipa Maas, a woman who stumbles onto what may or may not be a wide-reaching conspiracy by a secret mail-delivery organization. It's a wild ride, but at its core, it is a surprisingly poignant story
Collected Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson
Duchovny calls Emerson the American Nietzsche. "I think he's kind of underrated as a philosopher." His essays provide a counterbalance to today's shrill public discourse. Also, they fit into a busy schedule.
Set during the Kennedy administration, this novel imagines a country covertly controlled by rogue intelligence and law enforcement officers.
The Great Gatsby
It's about the human imagination being sparked by nature and God, but also by this woman." What's more, the story seems to tell itself.
"It is epic in that it encapsulates America in the 20th century," Duchovny says of this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. The story, which takes place in the Jewish community of Newark, New Jersey, in the era after WWII, examines the American dream as pursued