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  • 9 years ago

    Greil Marcus is one of America's great listeners. Over 30 years and nine books, he has reshaped the possibilities of criticism, departing from questions of taste and tailing instead grand, nation-sized mythologies of heroes and villains, promises ...

  • 9 years ago

    The star of Nell Freudenberger's debut novel, The Dissident, is Yuan Zhao, a tight-lipped Chinese artist and activist who, having won a kind of human rights sweepstakes, finds himself living with a generically dysfunctional, primly liberal Los Ang...

  • 10 years ago

    In a 2003 interview for The Believer, Roots drummer Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson made the somewhat tongue-in-cheek claim that Reaganomics and drugs saved hip-hop—that the genre's late-1980s "golden years" were underwritten by the gains (financi...

  • 11 years ago

    Noel Gallagher was once fond of telling this story. It was July 1997: The monobrowed guitarist of the British band Oasis was at his home, swirling on acid, when his mail slot spit forth a magical letter with the return address 10 Downing Street...

  • 11 years ago

    Hubris is a many-splendored thing. Presented the wrong way, it is taken the wrong way, and in the life of commoners, there is no grace in arrogance. But the flimflam of the pop industry depends on iceman composure and lean, certain strides as the ...

  • 11 years ago

    Few people remember the Public Affairs Act of 1975. The legislation noiselessly received all the appropriate votes and knowing backslaps, skimming along with little fanfare until a group of University of Cincinnati researchers started asking quest...


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