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Calendar, Night&Day Many Talents

Many Talents

Ben Greenman, the novelist, New Yorker editor, and satirist responsible for 2001's McLovin-less short story collection, Superbad, has alternated between arch humor and bluntly affecting short stories over the course of his career. Greenman takes the latter approach with his…
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Calendar, Night&Day Funk and Fiction

Funk and Fiction

Funk legend Swamp Dogg’s 2009 cover of Rock Foxx’s "Please Step Back" is a stirring tribute to his fellow funk pioneer, whose ‘70s fame was extinguished by a miasma of drugs, violence, and sexual this ‘n’ that. Only problem, Foxx’s…
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Politically Inspired: Fiction for Our Time

Edited by Stephen Elliott MacAdam/Cage (2003), $13 San Francisco-based novelist Stephen Elliott has put together a collection of inspired fiction reflecting our post-9/11 culture. The 30 short stories (and cartoon art) of Politically Inspired range from comic and satirical to…
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