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Write what you don't know

“White Christmas” was written by a Jewish guy.<p>“Take Me Out To The Ball Game” was written by a couple of dudes who’d never been to an actual baseball …

The Invention of the AeroPress

Among coffee aficionados, the AeroPress is a revelation. A small, $30 plastic device that resembles a plunger makes what many consider to be the best …

Thomas Pynchon Returns to New York, Where He's Always Been

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><b>See full coverage</b><p>Though he's lived in New York City since the early 1990s, after decades of a …

Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon – review

Over the last few months, we have learned that the internet is, among other things, a vast platform for state surveillance – and that this has happened with the connivance of those perky, idealistic tech firms. This is what might be called a Pynchonesque development. Thomas Pynchon has devoted much …

Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon – review

When March Kelleher, the leftwing, paranoid blogger in <i>Bleeding Edge</i>, invites the heroine, Maxine Tarnow, to recall "what Susan Sontag always sez", Maxine responds: "I like the streak, I'm keeping it?" But March – the novel's voice of misguided sincerity – persists, correcting her: "If there's a …

Dissident Gardens : An Interview with Jonathan Lethem

"Roth has always lurked for me, an emanation of intelligence and vitality and force-of-will that I took for granted until it became impossible for me to ignore." -- Jonathan Lethem, 2013<p>I first met Jonathan Lethem at a Tribute to Philip Roth honoring him on the event of his 80th birthday. As …

Literature

Trent Reznor: ‘I’m Trying to Be as Pure as When I Started’

In recording <i>Hesitation Marks,</i> Nine Inch Nails’ first album in five years, Trent Reznor opened his wallet just a bit more than normal. “We splurged on …

David Byrne joins fight against streaming music services

Thom Yorke, Pink Floyd, and David Lowery have a new ally in their fight against streaming music services like Spotify and Pandora. Today, David Byrne …

Lars Von Trier Releases Orgasmic Posters For New Film 'Nymphomaniac'

Controversial director Lars von Trier's upcoming erotic drama "Nymphomaniac" is taking a new approach to marketing the film.<p>The latest set of posters for the film were released yesterday, featuring each cast member in the throes of ecstasy.<p>The film's A-list cast includes Uma Thurman, Shia LaBeouf, …

Posters

‘CBGB’ the Movie Somehow Manages to Make Punk Rock Boring

Let’s get this out of the way: I wasn’t there. CBGB and the New York punk scene it fostered had their heyday almost a decade before I was born. By …

A Lifelong Disneyland Fan Takes on Disneyworld Dystopia ‘Escape From Tomorrow’

A Disney Fan Takes on 'Escape From Tomorrow'<p>When Randy Moore’s <i>Escape from Tomorrow</i> premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January, the story …

‘CBGB’ Makes Critics Want to Vomit

Barbed Wire: 'CBGB'<p>This hasn’t been the best year for four letter, all-caps titles. Back in July, we brought you some of the choicest pans of …

Comic Books

10 International Movies That Were Cut For U.S. Release

Earlier this week, the home video release of <b>Wong Kar-wai</b>‘s martial arts epic “<b>The Grandmaster</b>” was announced. Instead of featuring multiple versions …

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