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Allow Me To Introduce Myself

The Man Who Loved Dogs

Skillful and tasteful aggregation has great utility in this overabundance.

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Outstanding Musical Releases of 2016

James Blake The Colour in Anything

Musical artists softened the blow of a rough year by turning out some of the best releases of the decade so far.

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What Would Jesus Do?

Jesus and Trump Protesters

“I think Christians took a big stand this time and said we’re going to stand up for our faith [by electing Trump].”

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Why Trump is Attacking the “Failed” New York Times

NY Times: Spiro Agnew Resigns

You might think Anderson Cooper will save you. Listen closely: Anderson Cooper isn’t going to save you.

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Letters to Trump’s American Muslim Registry

Arabic coffee

Just discovered Schopenhauer. Blew my mind. Taking a break from Islam. Will call back in an hour w/ update.

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A Bold Look: Robert Kenner’s Command and Control

Command and Control film

Command and Control gives a mostly eyewitness account of an otherwise ordinary workplace accident at a nuclear warhead storage facility that could have led to full-scale devastation in the American South.

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5 Ways You Can Be As Smart As Trump

I'm a Smart Guy

I decided to stop tipping. Why give money to waiters? They’ll just squander it. Think about it: that’s 20% of every meal cost right back in my pocket. BOOM.

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Book Birthdays, Feb. 9: Italian Jhumpa Lahiri & A Novel of Georgia O’Keeffe

In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri cover

New books this week include Dawn Tripp’s novel of Georgia O’Keeffe, Jhumpa Lahiri’s Italian memoir, a debut novel from Idra Novey, and National Book Award finalist Christopher Sorrentino’s latest.

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Book Birthdays, Jan. 25-Feb. 2: Amber Sparks and The Vegetarian

When people ask what I’ve been up to lately, I say, “Not much, just lounging in my new Snuggie and reading Amber Sparks’ The Unfinished World.”

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Book Birthdays, January 19: Joyce Carol Oates, Bill Bryson, and a Squirrel

The Portable Veblen cover

New books released this week include “The Portable Veblen” by Elizabeth McKenzie, “The Man Without a Shadow” by Joyce Carol Oates, and “The Road to Little Dribbling” by Bill Bryson.

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5 Bernie Sanders Books That #FeelTheBern

Bernie Sanders on Fremont Street.

After encountering a giant Bernie Sanders on Fremont Street last night, I realized that as a former Vermonter, I’d be remiss not to prop up a few books that #feelthebern.

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No One Left To Whine To: On Self-Pity

Self pity

Writers on self-pity, “the most destructive of non-pharmaceutical narcotics.” Also, why so much “competitive victimhood” in social media?

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On Pandabearing

Battleborn contains no pandas

As a white male literary publisher, life is hard. Like, I want to put panda bears on everything, but no one will let me.

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Book Birthdays, December 8: Elizabeth Day, Dean Koontz, Christopher Buckley

The Relic Master by Christopher Buckley cover

New book releases from Dean Koontz, Elizabeth Day, and Christopher Buckley.

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What Was So Zen About Bombing Pearl Harbor?

Zen at War

Should we talk about the role of Zen Buddhists in World War 2?

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