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Calendar, Night&Day Art and Madness

Art and Madness

An ear here, a life there: Vincent van Gogh, Virginia Woolf, and Sylvia Plath each had their own way of dealing with mood disorders. In her new graphic novel, cartoonist and storyteller Ellen Forney asks an important question: For artists,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Ten Great Fake Twitter Accounts

Ten Great Fake Twitter Accounts

Twitter isn't just useful for humblebragging or DMing pictures of your genitals. For nearly as long as there's been a Twitter, there have been clever tricksters using the form to impersonate celebrities, institutions, or even average Americans, to lulzy effect.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Some Mohr

Some Mohr

A fresh take on the Bukowskian milieu of dirtbags, drunks, and drifters is rare, but Joshua Mohr accomplished it with his debut novel, Some Things That Meant the World to Me. More improbably, O, The Oprah Magazine named it one…
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Film, Love and Death

Love and Death

Sometimes something so wonderful appears on the big screen that I want to leap up like a shameless nonprofessional and hug it. Such is the case early on in Sylvia, a superb drama based on the brief life of writer…
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Wednesday, February 26, 2003 Forty years after Sylvia Plath's death, the poet is still a source of fascination. Though the story of her tumultuous marriage to fellow bard Ted Hughes and her suicide has been thoroughly chronicled in academic inquiries…
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Smog A cult of melancholy has grown up around the minstrelsy of Bill Callahan, guiding force behind Smog. His sixth full-length, Red Apple Falls, marks the denouement of an intense period of recording activity over the past year or so,…
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