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FP, RIP

Now we come to the end of 2014 –and to the end of the line. After 1,370 articles in more than four years and...
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2014 Year in Review: Teju Cole

Ever since reading Teju Cole’s Open City, I’ve been waiting to find a copy of Every Day Is for the Thief, originally published in...
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2014 Year in Review: Kate Zambreno

In my original review of Green Girl, I noted the numerous references Kate Zambreno makes, including: Virginia Woolf, Clarice Lispector, Joan Didion, Jean-Paul Sartre,...
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2014 Year in Review: David Bowie Is…

I consider myself a David Bowie fan. I own seven Bowie CDs and two LPs and yet this still barely scratches the surface of...
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2014 Year in Review: Kriss Stress

  It’s not hard hard to imagine Kriss Stress having multiple physicality disorder, the condition of having identical identities assigned to multiple bodies. It’s...
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2014 Year in Review: Ono

Ono is truly one of the most unique bands performing today. They prefer to label what they do “noise” instead of “music,” but their...
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2014 Year in Review: The Dog

Books with yellow covers do not sell. I was reminded of this piece of publishing lore while messaging with a friend about The Dog....
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2014 Year in Review: Spotify Pushback

I use Spotify. Every day. I’ve got playlists and albums and the radio feature, each  representing a facet of my musical taste. I know...
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2014 Year in Review: FKA twigs and Warpaint

My two favorite albums of the year are both by ethereal girls. I got hypnotized last year by FKA twigs’ dizzying ballad “Water Me”...
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2014 Year in Review: Racism in Sports

Since 2008, Americans have had to gradually divest themselves of the once ascendant notion that they live in a post-racial society. In no realm...