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Gradations of Anxiety and Precarity: Lynn Steger Strong Interviewed by Zan Romanoff
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The writer on her new novel, looking at the spectrum of privilege, and subverting female friendship tropes.

Gradations of Anxiety and Precarity: Lynn Steger Strong Interviewed by Zan Romanoff
Bomb Want Blue

The writer on her new novel, looking at the spectrum of privilege, and subverting female friendship tropes.

Becoming Peter Ivers by Clinton Krute
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The life of mutant-pop songwriter Peter Ivers was really something.

Hans Magnus Enzensberger by Tracy K. Smith
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Poets Enzensberger and Smith discuss politically engaged writing and their fondness for flops. Smith won a 2012 Pulitzer Prize for her collection, Life on Mars.

Of Two Minds by Benjamin Weissman

When the doorbell rings the boy sits in his room and grows short of breath. 

Ida Applebroog by Patricia Spears Jones
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Ida Applebroog’s paintings master the secret of psycho-drama: always in the midst of an action, their denouement is left to our imagination and fears. Patricia Spears Jones speaks with the painter about the everyday violence that surrounds pop culture.

Revenge Effect by Vernon Reid
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In Tenner’s view, it isn’t technology itself at fault, but rather our tendency to “anchor it in laws, regulations, customs, and habits,” coupled with an inability to anticipate the unintended and unpredictable interactions between individual components acting as a system. 

Already Dead by Denis Johnson

This First Proof contains an excerpt from the novel Already Dead.

Donald Antrim by Thomas Bolt
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Writers Donald Antrim and Thomas Bolt trade keys to iconoclasm and metaphor in Antrim’s novel, The Hundred Brothers.

Gregg Araki by Lawrence Chua
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“Because I’m such a Los Angeles brat, it’s about 18-year-olds, and it’s filled with that kind of like L.A. talk and shopping malls. My producer said it’s like a gay John Hughes movie directed by Godard.” Gregg Araki

Vacation by Ameena Meer
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When I looked in the bathroom mirror this morning, a crowd of people looked back. 

The Hilt by Gordon Lish

The pleasure Solovei took in the manner of Shea’s death, never mind that it was a suicide and Shea the very paradigm of what Solovei could not but help but helplessly think of whenever he, Solovei, had thought to set himself the meditation of what it must be to be the Gentile—oh so very big-boned, large-boned, heavy-boned, long and broad in all the central categories, the blithe inventor of every reckless declension, the very thing of this vexing life most lived.

The White Shirt by Burt Barr
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The evening before the wedding I drove out to Eastern Long Island.

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