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Stop Worrying and Love Gary Shteyngart: A Review of “Little Failure”

Nate Waggoner

02.20.14

Barbaric asthma cures, hipster codes, and gradations of privilege in the latest work from publicity-caricature-nee-author Gary Shteyngart. Nate Waggoner reviews.

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OMG Embarrassing Yourself Is the Best Art: A Review of E-Flux Journal

Janey Smith

12.19.13

Janey Smith interrogates the definition, effect, marketability, and reception of contemporary art in the age of YouTube.

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The Biggest Villain: An Interview with Jamie Iredell

Gina Myers

12.02.13

Jamie Iredell talks with Gina Myers about why he is ashamed of who he is, but not afraid of it.

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Figures for an Apocalypse: A Dissection

Amber Sparks

11.06.13

Edward Mullany’s newest is a vision of the world ending that eschews blood and guts for true, deep dread. Amber Sparks reviews.

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The Mountains Are Strip-Mined: A Review of Scott McClanahan’s Hill William

Eric Nelson

11.04.13

Scott McClanahan’s latest novel, Hill William, newly released from Tyrant Books, reheats the miracle beneath the darkness of the everyday. Eric Nelson reviews.

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What is Sought: A Review of Kathleen Graber’s The Eternal City

Lucy Tiven

10.21.13

Stark, slippery language and shape-shifting poems make The Eternal City a book worth defacing, underlining, annotating. Lucy Tiven reviews the best book of poetry she almost never bought.

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IDGI: A Review of Greil Marcus’s Lipstick Traces

Janey Smith

10.15.13

More than twenty years after its release, Janey Smith takes a bold-eyed look back at American music critic Greil Marcus’s mammoth Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the Twentieth Century.

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All Glitter, Everything: An Interview with Laura Relyea

Gina Myers

10.14.13

Laura Relyea has transformed Ke$ha, the very embodiment of glitter’s most popular properties (sharp, dangerous, sparkles) into an everywoman, the kind of best friend a girl dreams about, a glorious and monstrous synthesis of all the women you wish you could be, in her forthcoming chapbook All Glitter, Everything. Gina Myers sits down with Relyea to discuss her many varied projects and inspirations.

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Review of Allie Brosh’s Hyperbole And A Half

Sarah Maria Griffin

10.11.13

Set off against the millenial panicscape of a world where internet lists are a thing, Allie Brosh’s long-awaited book, like her webcomic, reads like the journal you’ve been too anxiety-ridden to keep. Sarah Griff dissects Brosh’s preternatural ability to remind us that we are going to be okay.

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#YOLO: A Review of Jimmy Chen’s Dear Depressive

Jarett Kobek

10.10.13

Formspring may no longer exists, but Jimmy Chen’s Dear Depressive archives the author’s quasi-candid reality-philosophizing tracts into a handy eBook of hilarious profundity. Jarett Kobek reviews.