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2008 Stories by Zach Baron

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  • Lit Seen: Jonathan Franzen Charts the Decline and Fall of New York

    published December 24, 2008

    "I am so, so sorry!" bursts out Parker Posey, talking fast, a slight bitchy hitch in her voice. "Everything is late this morning!" As... More >>

  • Lit Seen: Joshua Ferris at Housing Works, n+1, Bolaño's Hit Translator

    published November 26, 2008

    National Book Award nominee Joshua Ferris didn't win the prize last year—he played runner-up Richard Yates to Denis Johnson's Walker... More >>

  • Live: Liquid Liquid at Santos Party House

    published November 19, 2008

    Last night's Liquid Liquid show was scheduled to happen twice—"The band and DJs will ebb and flow together whenever LL damn well feels like... More >>

  • Last Rites: Robert Bolaño's 2666

    published November 12, 2008

    Like a premonition, Roberto Bolaño's The Savage Detectives ended abruptly in the Sonora desert, with one poet couple taking... More >>

  • Meet My Booger: Lawrence Shainberg's Crust

    published October 22, 2008

    Walter Linchak, the somewhat irritating narrator of Lawrence Shainberg's Crust, is a writer, a public intellectual, and the decorated... More >>

  • GO HARDER

    published October 22, 2008

    Lately, Jay-Z has proved himself to be, if nothing else, a guy who needs a bit of competition to get out of bed in the morning—not... More >>

  • THE GIANTS DON'T LOSE

    published October 8, 2008

    You wouldn't have known that it was a mere seven months ago that a panicking Eli Manning ducked four tacklers, threw a football a few feet over an... More >>

  • WE PLAY ENDLESSLY

    published September 10, 2008

    Never before has a band been so rewarded for being so patently inoffensive. The title of Sigur Rós’ newest, Með suð... More >>

  • POOL AFTERPARTY

    published August 27, 2008

    An unlikely venue comes to an unsurprising end. Say what you will about the last three years of shows at McCarren Park Pool (appalling levels of... More >>

  • MISERY BUSINESS

    published August 27, 2008

    Tennessee’s Paramore are the best payoff we’ll probably ever get out of eyeliner/singing lessons/direct marketing devolution of... More >>

  • IN WITH THE NEW

    published August 27, 2008

    Sometime collaborators Lou Reed and John Zorn have gotten together to break in a new West Village club. (Le) Poisson Rouge, which... More >>

  • LET’S GET IT

    published August 19, 2008

    Yup, this is the man who accidentally endorsed John McCain back in June (“No disrespect to my man Barack, but I fuck with John McCain. He... More >>

  • ISLANDS IN THE SUN

    published August 19, 2008

    Is there something mean-spirited in pointing out the environmental dubiousness of eating cattle-based barbecue? Other than that, this New... More >>

  • NEW THINGS & NEW TIDINGS

    published August 19, 2008

    Nico Muhly’s newish Mothertongue name-checks “Captain Digby’s Farewell,” The Travels of Sir John... More >>

  • David Ohle's Journey into The Pisstown Chaos

    published August 12, 2008

    In Motorman, David Ohle's dizzying 1972 debut, we first meet Moldenke, the author's hapless, indelible alter ego. Moldenke is as... More >>

  • QUARTER-LIFE CRISIS

    published August 12, 2008

    Don’t attend this if you’re anything but fascinated with the lives of people in their twenties. Locals Keith Gessen and... More >>

  • MELVINS WEAR BOOTS

    published August 12, 2008

    The Melvins have pretty much used the press build-up surrounding their new Nude With Boots to complain bitterly about being taken... More >>

  • OUT COME THE WOLVES

    published August 12, 2008

    The only other band in recent memory to pull off this many straight NYC shows was the Jonas Brothers. There’ll be a whole lot more tattoos... More >>

  • Read Francis Levy's Erotomania, Wash Hands

    published August 5, 2008

    "Once I let go of the slim tethers that tie me to so-called reality and I'm in that VIP room, I'll be preconscious," says a character standing... More >>

  • HE’S DEFINITELY THERE

    published August 5, 2008

    Let the “Bob Dylan Is Playing at My House” jokes begin. He is, it’s worth remembering, a local of sorts, although he pretty much... More >>

  • TWICE IN A LIFETIME

    published August 5, 2008

    Does the fact that I’m bitterly disappointed this event is occurring make me a bad sport? Last year’s 77BoaDrum—as performed by... More >>

  • LIFE, LIBERTY, PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

    published August 5, 2008

    We can’t, I suppose, choose our Radiohead shows. As with all major festivals, there’s a hint of sadism (or is it masochism?) in the... More >>

  • FAKE EMPIRE

    published July 29, 2008

    Two local acts play a pretty big venue. Both The National and Yeasayer have the sort of ambition commensurate to the task of... More >>

  • ATLANTA KNAVES

    published July 29, 2008

    Snotty garage-rock revivalists The Black Lips have been known to spit on audiences, or into their own mouths, but you’d know that just... More >>

  • THROWBACKS AND BACKPACKS

    published July 29, 2008

    This most wistful of hip-hop festivals basically posits that good rappers don’t age. Thus Tribe Called Quest, the Pharcyde, De La Soul, and... More >>

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