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Posts Tagged: NY Magazine

The Guilt Behind Watching Football

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In light of the upcoming season, Will Leitch writes about the well documented cruelty of the NFL for New York Magazine: Leitch, although unsure of how his fandom will be affected, makes valid points against watching a sport in which players risk their future health: “Baseball’s spring training is all about the smell of freshly cut […]

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Joan Didion On Blue Nights

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“What she has written instead is a kind of biography of Joan Didion, and an elusive one at that. Like her novels, it’s more a work of accumulation than of argument, at the end of which Quintana the grown-up remains the enigma Didion must want her to be, while Didion is the woman revealed. All […]

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Discussing Wilfred With a Furry

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NY Magazine decided to take a look at the tv show Wilfred through the eyes of a furry named Kilcodo. If that name sounds familiar, it might be because The Rumpus interviewed Kilcodo just over a year ago (which NY Mag linked to–thanks very much!) and also ran this reflection on the interview written by […]

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A New Old DFW Interview

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This 2006 interview with David Foster Wallace has been published for the first time in English. The conversation was part of a larger collection of pieces that highlighted foreign authors, movie directors and artists who were not well known in Russia. DFW applies his insight to the topics of American consumerism, pop culture and the […]

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Welcoming Profanity

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Profanity can be somewhat polarizing, but why not appreciate all the incidentally humorous and intensified moments that come from the foul parts of language? This essay is an ode to a certain four-letter word and praises the use of the expletive (even inflating its cultural significance by saying that “fuck” is the quintessential Americanism)—because there […]

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