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Music, Hidden Agenda Hidden Agenda: Work Is Gruesome

Hidden Agenda: Work Is Gruesome

Jon Kortland is one half of Iron Lung, the long-running hardcore duo known for conjuring greater intensity than bands with twice the members, but that's not his only ongoing collaboration. Kortland and Nic Schmidt create visual art as Feeding, an…
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Music, All Shook Down Paul Collins on 1970s San Francisco and the Redemption of 'Power-Pop'

Paul Collins on 1970s San Francisco and the Redemption of 'Power-Pop'

Paul Collins founded the Nerves in 1975 with Jack Lee and Peter Case in San Francisco. The group struggled to gain momentum, but the track "Hangin' on the Telephone," from their sole 1976 EP, was propelled into fame by Blondie's…
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Calendar, Night&Day

This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

Wednesday, April 9, 2003 Sixpence House is a book about books. It's about reading, selling, buying, sniffing, and ogling hardbacks, paperbacks, whatever. Naturally, booksellers adore it. This part travelogue, part memoir describes the journey of a San Francisco yuppie to…
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Calendar, Night&Day Second Chances

Second Chances

Paul Collins' paean to history's underdogs, Banvard's Folly: Thirteen Tales of People Who Didn't Change the World, sheds light on those scientists, artists, intellectuals, and madmen who despite their repeated efforts didn't become household names. That's not to say these…
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