Wednesday, September 16, 2009

 

The Chicago School

Kent Johnson’s “big shoulders” …
really belong to Adam Fieled?

Poetry’s idea of the “Chicago School” is a little different

Jimmy Schuyler:
“Love’s Photograph (Father and Son)”

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Allan Kolksi Horwitz’ introduction to
Botsotso:
An Anthology of Contemporary
South African Poetry

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Contemporary Botswana poetry

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The poetry of breath
in the work of
Nengi Josef Ilagha

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Nonverbal reviews & adaptations
of women’s poetry

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Innovative Canadian Women Poets
launch anthology
@ St. Marks (?!)

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Frank O’Hara’s Try! Try!
& Kristin Pevallet’s Clutter

2 nights only
@ the Bleecker Street Theater, NYC
September 28 & 29

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Laura Elrick’s Stalk

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Sous Rature’s
MiniPhillyPhocus Pheature

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Linh Dinh:
Walt Whitman as “aim & shoot”

A Whitman manuscript

Thoreau on photography
by way of Linh Dinh

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“Clever? YES! Verse? NEVER.”
The Times of London
stumbles over Christian Bök’s Eunoia

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Donato Mancini, Christian Bök, Marina Roy
concrete poetry in Vancouver

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Laurence Sterne’s black page at 250

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Scribble? Or Scrabble?

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Ty Miller’s
Singular Examples:
Artistic Politics
& the New Avant-Garde

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Is flarf real?

Not really

Flarf videopoems

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Attention Span 2009
is under way

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Poetry & breathing

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Fernando Perez
is off the disabled list
& brings poetry to the Rays

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J.H. Prynne on Tintern Abbey

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William Carlos Williams’
“To Waken an Old Lady” –
how it really sounds

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Kenny Goldsmith
sings Roland Barthes

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Kyle Schlesinger:
“Letter for the Letters of Clyfford Still”

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Travis Macdonald’s
The O Mission Repo
free online

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Found: a lost Oppen letter

George Oppen’s silences

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Talking with William Burroughs

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Jerome Rothenberg:
“Abraham Abulafia Visits the Pope”

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Adrianne Marcus has died

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Remembering Craig Arnold

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Marion Boyers goes belly up

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The essays of Lenny Michaels

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Lit scene report:
readings at the Albany Library
(the real Albany, in California)

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Ange Mlinko on poetry & motherhood

Mlinko responds to
Robert Archambeau’s
portfolio of manifestos

Henry Gould does likewise

Archambeau replies

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Beth Joselow
on The Young & the Restless

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Mute inglorious Nabokovs

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Simon Pettet’s Hearth

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Mark Cunningham’s
Nachträglichkeit

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Mail art as vispo

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Foust, Dickinson, Christle,
Armantrout, Schomburg, Sze

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In Seattle, October 7,
James Bertolino & David Rigsbee

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Chris Mansel interviews
Jake Berry, Hank Lazer, Judy Bonds & Jack Ransom

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El Ateneo Grand Splendid Bookstore
of Buenos Aires

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A big week for bookstores?

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Poetry & Craigslist

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Eliot kept the day job

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The “game” of ghost writing

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Writing sequels to others’ work

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Charles Bukowski
& the computer

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“If you take grammar & lexicon
away from a language,
what is left?”

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Book of Rhymes
crash course on hip-hop poetics

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Talking with D.A. Boucher

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James Galvin on James Wright

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How old is
Little Red Riding Hood?

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Alphabetography

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The new literacy

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Digitizing ancient texts

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Books as bollards

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The write stuff

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Is this the year
of the digital text?

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James Tracy,
our digital martyr

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Amazon to require
Search-Inside-the-Book
from all publishers

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Kindling
changes for readers & writers alike

Using a Kindle

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Last minute filings oppose Google book deal

Google tries to calm Europe

© office blasts Google

Choosing up sides

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Should literary bloggers
pay for book links
?

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Ted Striphas’ The Late Age of Print

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You provide the footnotes

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In 1844
William Henry Fox Talbot’s
Pencil of Nature,
the first book with photo illustrations,
foresaw the use of photographs
“to make exact duplicates of fragile or unique texts
to allow for study without access to the original”
(scroll down to text surrounding Plate IX)

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How to write better
than an English professor

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The function of book blogs

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Electric Literature Single Sentence Animation:
Luca Dipierro’s version of Lydia Millet’s “Sir Henry”

Electric Literature

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Anselm Berrigan:
from Primitive State

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What are poets for
in a post-pomo society?

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Coetzee, Byatt
on Man Booker shortlist

Books that should have been
on the shortlist

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Lydia Davis:
Three stories

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Clarice Lispector:
Why This World

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Shane McRae’s
One Neither One

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The Lives of the Poets:
“mournful narratives”

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The new Cavafy

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Here comes Sijo

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French poet finds home
in Korean poetry

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Poetry, performance
& knowledge as a category
of unknowing

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Poetry & Twitter yet again

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10 famous literary MacGuffins

My favorite MacGuffin

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Talking with Lorrie Moore

Lorrie Moore & the farmer’s daughter

Moore’s “darkest book”

What Moore’s reviews
tell us about perceptions
about the midwest

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Carl Phillips on Brigit Pegeen Kelly

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Raymond Roussel’s Self Help Notes –
a commentary on Bob Perelman’s
Chronic Meanings

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On Susan Wheeler, Jack Gilbert
& J.D. McClatchy

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The censors at
Yale University Press

They’re more subtle at Conde Nast

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The Oregon 150 booklist

David Biespiel on the list

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The characters of J.M. Coetzee

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The Collected Poetry of
Dahlia Ravikovitch

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Saskia Hamilton:
“Forms of Reticence”

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Real men write poetry

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Edgar Allan Poe in Austin

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Anne Gorrick:
“Julian’s Idyll”

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Poetry & pop criticism

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Eating with Wendell Berry

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Orhan Pamuk’s Norton lectures
@ Harvard
Sept. 22 – Nov. 3

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Mowlana Saifeddin Abuolmaahamed Mohammed Farghani,
better known as SEF,
the first Iranian poet
who focused on social justice

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Neil Gaiman’s bookshelves

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Read to me Tuesday

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Naked, drunk & writing

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These Heights have never wuthered

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Frederick Seidel
“is a meat slicing machine”

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Following Jeffers’ path

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Talking with Carl Miller Daniels

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A confessional poet in Manila

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Jonathan Thirkield at the Tate

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Guantanamo best sellers

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Tidying up with E.L. Doctorow

Talking with Doctorow

Homer & Langley

Chapter One

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Chaucer, Verlaine, Yeats
among Abebooks’ “most expensive” volumes sold
in August

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Jenn McCreary:
from Magpie Augery

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Maurice Blanchot’s
When the Time Comes

Plus Awaiting Oblivion

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Jordan Stempleman’s
String Parade

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Commentary on
Theresa Hak Kyun Cha’s
Dictée

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Mytili Jagannathan:
“Scribble”

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Talking with Wendy Cope

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Janet Holmes’
The MS of My Kin

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Turning in poetry

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“Few are the cases
seen by an appellate judge
in which poetry matters

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Nicholson Baker’s The Anthologist

Stephen Burt on Baker

“A second-tier poet

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Close calls with Stephen Burt

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Brief Interview with Hideous Men
the trailer

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Whatever became of Charlie Smith?

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The New York Art Book Fair
is fast approaching

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A report on the Struga Poetry Fest
in Macedonia

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Thomas Pynchon’s hippie noir

The California of too-easy living

Jonathan Lethem’s got stoners as well

Lethem on J.G. Ballard

Lethem & The Thing

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Talking with A.S. Byatt

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Horacio Castellanos Moya’s
Dance With Snakes

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Zachary Mason’s
The Lost Books of the Odyssey

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Harriet is Alan Cordle’s new pet peeve

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“Violent concision”
in the prolix work of
Henri Cole

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Another Granta editor bails

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Make room for Rumi

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100 20th century American poets,
maybe 95 of whom are quietists

Some suggestions

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Talking with Louise Glück

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Kicking Mailer when he’s dead

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The department of weird books

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Edward Byrne on this year’s
National Book Critics Circle awards

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Canadian nature poetry
is “devoid of wonder”

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Margaret Drabble’s
top 10 literary landscapes

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Angela Shaw’s
The Beginning of the Fields

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Moby Dick & Baader Meinhof

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Sara Maitland’s
A Book of Silence

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Michel Houellebecq’s Atomised

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Portnoy is 40

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Talking with Amber Tamblyn

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James Ellroy’s Beethoven

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A poet’s personal life
“is irrelevant”

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Joyce Carol Oates
does Jon Benet Ramsey

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Ursula Bethell’s “Rock-Crystal”

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Poetry @ the Oregon State Fair

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Talking with Kevin Wilson

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The Gold Ink awards

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Dust covers to covet

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The future of books
is sculpture?
(be sure to click both links!)

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Glenn Beck
gets NEA aide fired

Yosi Sergant,
the PR man
for Shepard Fairey’s
Obama Hope posters

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The Ringling International Arts Festival
isn’t just clowning around

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Tim Davis:
2 new shows
that look terrific

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Stealing Andy Warhol

Interpol puts its database
of stolen art online

Most wanted” works of art

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Dance with Camera

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Claude Pelieu & Mary Beach:
Studio / Gallery / Reality

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Political Speech is Suprematism

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William T. Wiley in retrospect

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Annie Liebovitz gets more time

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R. Crumb’s Genesis

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Beyond Project Runway

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Lester Young & Billie Holiday

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Who plays the White House?

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Nick Hornby
on the joy of
killing off record shops

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Anthropology & parallelism:
the Individual as Universal
(reg. req.)

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A walk through Balikpapan

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Benjamin at the Barricades

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Friending the strike
at Oakland University

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How many
Harvard professors
are for sale?

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Sous Rature’s 3ssue
is terrific –
the links here
are just the proverbial
tip o’ the iceberg

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Get well soon, Brian Salchert!

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