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Looking Back at the Abyss: Reflections on Binge-Watching “Hannibal”

I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve seen The Silence of the Lambs, the film that earned Hannibal Lecter his place in pop culture. I saw it in the theater once then at home perhaps a dozen times with … Continue reading




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Outlier Aphrodisiacs & Fear of Loss: On Writing Perfectly Broken

Robert Burke Warren on going from acclaimed children’s entertainer Uncle Rock to novelist wrestling with how best to render the erotic realities of adulthood.




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Welcome Thieves: An Appreciation

Our own Robert Burke Warren waxes on about Sean Beaudoin’s stellar, rockin’ Welcome Thieves.




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Tell Me a Story About Your Collection of Stories

Sean Beaudoin talks about what it was like to write, let alone sell, a collection of short stories in 2016.




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Man in the High Castle: Better the Tyrant You Know

An essay on The Man in the High Castle and America’s fear of the foreign.




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Between Two Franzens

Sean Beaudoin interviews Sean Beaudoin in “Between Two Franzens”, the book trailer for Welcome Thieves.




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War is Beautiful: An Interview with David Shields

Davis Schneiderman talks to David Shields about his new book, a collage of war images published by the Paper of Record.




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O’Connor and Coltrane: Saints of American Art

Flannery O’Connor wanted to jolt you with the violent shock of recognition, in the service of artistic if not spiritual consecration; Coltrane wanted to transcend the insanity altogether, altering consciousness through a profoundly moving colloquy.




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Serving Time In Sonic Youth

You’ve seen Renaissance man and esteemed guest Weekling Richard Edson onscreen in Do the Right Thing, Platoon, Stranger Than Paradise, and dozens of other films, but you probably don’t know he was the original drummer in seminal NYC post-punk noise mavens Sonic Youth. In this fascinating slice of life, he shares his riveting account of being a participant in several crucial music movements at once. The arty, funky, early 80s East Village lives again!




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