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SEVEN THINGS WE DON’T CARE ABOUT THIS WEEK: Pi Day Edition

  “Not caring about things since 1971, so that you don’t have to.”     The Apple Watch Even if Steve Jobs’s ghost is inside this machine—and I wouldn’t put it past him—I just don’t see how an expensive watch … Continue reading

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The Dusty Tail, or We Were In Boise

When Timothy Braun’s beloved travel companion Dusty had a bump on his tail, the news was shattering. A story of the hand-drawn stars aligning on the walls of a plastic Elizabethan collar. Continue reading

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Popped Culture #7: Vegas Edition

Each of The Weeklings’ editors respond to a single pop culture question in this wildly popular parlor game that only has one rule: complete honesty Continue reading

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Metallica Rock City: A Conversation with “Into the Black” Authors Paul Brannigan & Ian Winwood

Metallica have plowed their way to the top, selling over 100 million records worldwide and becoming quite possibly the most successful heavy metal band of all time. Or have they? Monday Metallica Rock City talks the rise, fall and return of East Bay’s finest with the authors of the comprehensive two volume biography, Birth, School, Metallica, Death and Into the Black. (Da Capo Press) Continue reading

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Sunday Light and Word – Marching into Angles

Searching the angles of chance Continue reading

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The Week in Bad Poems: Is it Weird That Your Ass Reminds Me of a Kanye West Song Edition

Stuff I read in the New York Times / In rhymes. Continue reading

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Black Herman: The World’s Greatest Magician

Joseph Neighbor revisits the dusty pages of Black Herman’s autobiography, as he discusses the life and mystery of the notorious magician, the art of illusion, and practicing hoodoo. Continue reading

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A Study of Reading Habits in the Age of Aquarius, or, The Novel as Time Machine

An argument for the utility of the novel. Continue reading

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My Night with Nico

What does one do when Fellini movie star, Warhol icon, former bedmate of Jim Morrison, Iggy Pop, and Jackson Browne, and frontwoman of The Velvet Underground leaves the methadone clinic and walks in to your waitressing gig? Holly George-Warren, eminent rock scribe and esteemed guest at The Weeklings, was still slinging hash when she crossed paths with the chanteuse/muse in late seventies Manhattan, but she did not let the opportunity pass her by. Continue reading

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