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Jeannie Vanasco’s fascinating piece in the current issue (“Absent Things As If They Are Present”) looks at the use of erasure in the creation of literary works, discussing whatsits by Jen Bervin (NETS), Mary Ruefle (A Little White Shadow), and others. The grandaddy of this genre is the…

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Greil Marcus’s “Real Life Rock Top Ten” is best read beside a boom-box with mixtape in hand, but if you’re going strictly vinyl these days we have your back. Every month our digital-mixtape curator and Deputy Editor Karolina Waclawiak creates a Spotify playlist based on Greil’s recommendations…

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Charles Portis, author of True Grit, got John Wayne his only Oscar. He once had Karl Marx’s old gig (as the London bureau chief for the New York Herald-Tribune). He’s written four other novels, three of them masterpieces, though which three is up for debate. Here’s 7,000 words about a…

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Jacob Otting is a young undiscovered comedian whom I hereby discover in this blog post. When he sent me a private YouTube link of his act opening for Bonnie Prince Billy (aka Will Oldham, aka Palace Brothers, et al), I was so delighted and amazed that I felt compelled to email him some boldface…