I see both subjectivity and objectivity as constructions. ...more
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Sexual politics run through the very veins of this show. They are its blood, and they know how to get the female viewer’s heart pumping. ...more
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“To read,” wrote E.M. Cioran, “is to let someone else do the work for you.” Indeed, David Kukoff has done extensive footwork collecting an array of varied experiences to give us an idea of what it was to live in LA during what might arguably be one of its most pivotal decades. His new anthology, […]
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Allyson McCabe talks with Ken Freedman, the general manager of WFMU (the longest-running freeform radio station in the US), about the relevance of radio, technological innovation, and a just-launched morning show.
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Rich Ferguson discusses his debut novel
New Jersey Me, moving to the Garden State from the South as a kid, and how music has influenced his writing. ...more
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Artist, writer, and illustrator Pip Craighead shares an installment of
VHS Starfield, a series of comics describing a fictional sci-fi film franchise from the 70s and 80s. ...more
Your Storming Bohemian is emphatically a child of the early 70s. At fifteen, I lived in a hippie commune under the guidance of an eccentric psychologist, later diagnosed as bipolar. All I knew is, he was hella fun. Dr. Bill wasn’t the sort to make a fuss about school attendance, regular hours, pot smoking, or […]
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Over at the Atlantic, Spencer Kornhaber takes us back in time to the text-heavy rock ‘n’ roll ads of the 70s, early in the days of rock magazines—a stark contrast to the image-based music ads of today: Per the famous expression about dancing about architecture, writing about music is hard. Rolling Stone and others were […]
Over at the New York Review of Books, Luc Sante riffs on living through reggae in the late seventies: I bought the record at the time it was on the Jamaican charts, from some punk store in downtown Manhattan. I first heard it at Isaiah’s, a dance club that materialized every Thursday night in a […]
For n+1, Nicholas Dame writes about a recent trend in novels: looking back to the 70s.
Alysia Abbott discusses craft and love in her new memoir,
Fairyland, set in the ’70s and ’80s during the AIDS crisis in San Francisco. ...more
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For me, although the decade would also give us disco and Norman Lear sitcoms and my absolute favorite bell-bottomed striped green pantsuit, the 70s were all about Nixon… ...more
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Set during the ’70s inflation crisis, David Anthony’s first novel, Something for Nothing, is a suspenseful thriller with literary realism. You just may miss your next train stop.