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Culture, The Exhibitionist Dirty Old Literature by Dirty Old Men

Dirty Old Literature by Dirty Old Men

We're not afraid to admit it: If that lonely lurker drinking straight whiskey with no ice out of a plastic cup at the back of the bar wrote a book, we would totally stay up all night reading it (bonus…
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Calendar, Night&Day Making Eating an Art

Making Eating an Art

John Updike called her “the poet of the appetites.” W.H. Auden said, “I do not know of anyone in the United States who writes better prose.” And yet Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher, who published more than 20 books from 1937…
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Calendar, Night&Day

Rake It Up

In November 1947, W. H. Auden flew to Hollywood to create a new opera, A Rake's Progress, with Igor Stravinsky. The basic outline for the work came into being through one intense caffeine- and whiskey-fueled week. The eccentric Anglo-American poet…
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Calendar, Night&Day Rake It Up

Rake It Up

In November 1947, W. H. Auden flew to Hollywood to create a new opera, A Rake's Progress, with Igor Stravinsky. The basic outline for the work came into being through one intense caffeine- and whiskey-fueled week. The eccentric Anglo-American poet…
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Music, Reviewed Matthew Shipp

Matthew Shipp

English poet W.H. Auden once observed that "the most exciting rhythms seem unexpected and complex, the most beautiful melodies simple and inevitable." Pianist Matthew Shipp has made a career out of reconciling these two elements. One of the most prolific…
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Culture, Stage The Pimp  of Drama

The Pimp of Drama

I think I've found the source of inspiration for Mark Jackson's new play, I Am Hamlet, and I apologize in advance if this review sounds wonkish. (All I can say is that Jackson drove me to it.) One of W.H.…
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Oh, Silver Deities!

Few pop-culture developments have been so inevitable as a book of poetry by Jewel, rock music's reigning queen of dime-store spirituality. A ripe tomato of a woman and a rotten apple of a songwriter, Jewel emerged from a SoCal coffeehouse…
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Calendar, Halloween

REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

Aries (March 21-April 19): Attention all Aries on the edge of time! And you Aries on the edge of the couch, too, for that matter! The cosmic powers say that your quest must begin now! Understand? They'll accept no more…
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