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Selfless, by

A new twist on Kim Kardashian’s new book and the “art” of the “selfie.” Continue reading

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The ghostly Reverdy Johnson.

A Ghost Tour of Baltimore’s Riots

Baltimore is like no other city. Baltimore is like too many other cities. It is not just a city that has fostered inequality, but one founded upon it, upon a Land of Pleasant Living forged through violence and intimidation. Continue reading

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Dead Finks and Warm Jets: Evolved Enough for Eno

Even if you don’t know Brian Eno’s music, you’ve still heard him, in groundbreaking clients Talking Heads, Bowie, U2, and Coldplay, not to mention the 3.5 second chime that heralds the opening of every Microsoft Windows 95 program. (Written by Eno on a Mac.) How did Eno grab the attention of the iconic before they were icons? Guest Weekling Mark Donato answers that question by taking you back to Eno’s fabulous, way-ahead-of-its-time solo work, songs that now sound like blueprints for so much quality late 20th/early 21st century pop. Because they are. Continue reading

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Sunday Light and Word – Forsaken Open Skies

Searching the angles of chance Continue reading

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The Once and Future King


Kings, Charlatans and Cowards! (And more!) Continue reading

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“Mad Men” Endings We Don’t Want to See

Will Matthew Weiner stick the ending? Or stick it where the sun don’t shine? Continue reading

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The Ghost of You Lingers: “Furious 7″’s Chance Detour Into Disquieting Depths

WE SAT DOWN just in time for the opening credits. Chugging four Coronas in the parking lot had taken precedence over catching the previews—an expression of solidarity for what we were getting ourselves into. White text zoomed across a black … Continue reading

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Monday Rock City: A Conversation with Duff McKagan

Bass player of the biggest, most controversial and contentious band in the world becomes… finance expert? Only one name you can attach to that story: Bestselling author, dad, and respected journalist Duff McKagan, a one-of-a-kind rock n’ roll Phoenix. He kicks back with our own J.M. Blaine to talk pinball, martial arts, being a middle aged gym rat, his old band Guns N’ Roses, and his new advice book: How to Be a Man (And Other Illusions). Continue reading

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Ed Miliband...the next PM?

The Coalition Will Not Be Televised

From across the pond, James D. Irwin breaks down the imminent British election for those of us in the U.S. Continue reading

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