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2005 Stories by Brandon Stosuy

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  • Clap Your Hands Say No Rain: Folk-Rock's R. Kelly

    published December 20, 2005

    Donovan opens his autobiography in Scottish dialect, as he and a pal wage a tin-can grenade war against the Anderson Gang in 1954. The trippy... More >>

  • Borough of Glass

    published December 13, 2005

    The Mets nabbed big free agents this off-season, which raises the question: How does Paul Auster's oeuvre change if the Amazins' become regular... More >>

  • Autumn Sonata

    published November 22, 2005

    Silver Jews' 1994 debut, Starlight Walker, was David Berman's shambling best—photographed between Pavement's Steve Malkmus and Bob... More >>

  • Grandmaster Flesh

    published November 1, 2005

    John Barth and Gabriel García Márquez's newest don't rank with their best, though the septuagenarian grandmasters probably aren't... More >>

  • Acid-Folk Troubador Handles a Gorgeous Handful of Psych

    published October 25, 2005

    Paisley headbands have supplanted trucker caps as hipster headgear, but it's tough believing all these new folkies hit puberty digging ISB,... More >>

  • Paper Clips

    published October 11, 2005

    With the addictive immediacy of a '90s zine, Trinie Dalton's first-person fictions read like photocopied memoirs, even when her main character's a... More >>

  • The Hordes of Flatbush

    published September 13, 2005

    Brooklyn bands get the lion's share of local press, but stop your whining—lately, the borough's output has been worth the spotlight. Emerging... More >>

  • Seven Local Girls and Boys Make Sure You Taste Their Honey

    published September 6, 2005

    It could be the pull of their humidified hair or those inky sunglasses, but a couple years ago I spent June through August with my head propped... More >>

  • Less Than Hero

    published August 9, 2005

    "I'm a believer that a book should exist on its own," Bret Easton Ellis says. Which makes sense. Since Less Than Zero, critics have... More >>

  • Rimbaud II: First Love

    published July 26, 2005

    Much ink's been spilled of late on literate songwriters like the Mountain Goats' John Darnielle and Colin Meloy of the Decemberists, but way back,... More >>

  • High Fidelity

    published June 7, 2005

    Recently, I made my girlfriend a 100-song mix for her iPod. It was my first non-cassette mix of substance: I paid attention to between-song... More >>

  • Monsters' Ball

    published May 24, 2005

    Chuck Palahniuk's seventh novel has already inspired Canterbury Tales and Decameron mentions, but its connective tissue better... More >>

  • Film

    published May 10, 2005

    Video might've killed the radio star, but beginning in the 1960s, new media inspired musical avant-gardists to grab cameras and create complex... More >>

  • After Sebald

    published May 10, 2005

    In 2001, W.G. Sebald's Austerlitz had barely hatched when its expat German author died in an auto accident near Norwich, England. The book... More >>

  • Tomb Reader

    published March 29, 2005

    Since the politico-insecticide of 1987's You Bright and Risen Angels, whether Dostoyevskifying the detective novel or offering boundless... More >>

  • No-Wave's Newest Wave

    published March 8, 2005

    "Who wants beauty when you and me can make the ugly?" asks Elisa Ambrogio, guitarist-vocalist of germy Brooklyn-Montreal-Windy City trio the Magik... More >>

  • Williams Tell

    published March 1, 2005

    When Malcolm Cowley published The Portable Faulkner in 1946, Oxford, Mississippi's whipping boy had yet to win over neighbors, who referred... More >>

  • Slow Burn

    published January 4, 2005

    For never-say-die hair farmers stoically tossing nu-metal rarefaction the finger, the un-adulterated hessian stylings of kindred spirits like... More >>

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