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Murphy’s Laws: 46 Infallible Observations on the Occasion of Turning 46

After 46 spins around the sun, you probably haven’t had an especially worthwhile time if you don’t have some opinions you’re willing to stand by. Continue reading

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David Bowie: The Man Who Owned the World

David Bowie didn’t merely innovate; he wrought aesthetic and stylistic changes and, like an irrepressible Pied Piper, people followed him wherever he went. Continue reading

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Arthur Cravan: Pugilist, Poet, Provocateur, Ponce, and the Queering of the Queensbury Rules

Arthur Cravan’s ambivalent burlesque of boxing was —as was typical of his style— a public insult and act of revenge against the Marquis of Queensbury. Continue reading

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Monday Rock City: Rick Springfield on Sex, God & the Upside to Being Mistaken for Bruce Springsteen

HISTORY HAS REVEALED THAT POP MUSIC experienced its most ambitious expansion—its unqualified Golden Age—in the 80s, when sharply-crafted hits from well-heeled acts like Duran Duran and Culture Club shared mainstream real estate with infectiously kitschy pap like “She Blinded Me … Continue reading

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The 50 Greatest Literary Character Names of All Time

Greg Olear whittles the Who’s Who of all of literature down to the 50 top names. Continue reading

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