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8 Billion Lives: Amy Miller, Barnet, VT

8 Billion Lives is a platform for short documentary films, each featuring a day in the life of a real person.

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"Shaker Star" by Eef Barzelay: Song of the Week

“Shaker Star” by Eef Barzelay is the Identity Theory Song of the Week.View the video above, visit Eef Barzelay on MySpace, and look forward to an interview on Identity Theory’s music section relating to Barzelay in the coming weeks.

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Monday’s Margins: Christopher Hitchens, Hugo Award Nominees, Roger Ebert, Daniel Okrent

Martin Amis hails the peerless intelligence and rhetorical ingenuity of his exceptional friend, Christopher Hitchens.

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Identity Theory Fiction on Million Writers Award "Notable Stories of 2010" List

Congrats to Michelle Lawrence and CJ Hallman for making storySouth’s list of Notable Stories of 2010.

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Monday’s Margins: E-books, Pulitzers and a Redneck Memoir

The Morning News got it right: Shortly after winning the 2011 Tournament of Books, Jennifer Egan’s A Visit from the Goon Squad won the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction.Robert Birnbaum doesn’t understand why no American publisher had the intelligence to publish Joe Bageant’s Rainbow Pie: A Redneck Memoir.Should green-minded readers switch to e-books?Godless in Tumourville: Great, […]

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An Interview with Seattle Hip Hop Artist Cody Foster (Sadistik), on Films

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“If I was an actor, I would only ever play villains.” – Cody Foster

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Monday’s Margins: Francisco Goldman and "Say Her Name"

Everybody’s talking about the new Francisco Goldman novel. As Michele Filgate Tweeted, “So happy to see all the Twitter love for Francisco Goldman’s SAY HER NAME. Everyone should read SHN. It’s extraordinarily good.”We found an excerpt from Say Her Name, which begins: “Aura died on July 25, 2007. I went back to Mexico for the […]

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Monday’s Margins: Jennifer Egan Wins Tournament of Books

It’s been almost a year. We’re happy to be back.A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan just won The Morning News 2011 Tournament of Books, edging Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom.HTMLGIANT asks: Is David Foster Wallace the American Roberto Bolano?This Saturday, April 9th is Dzanc Day, aka National Workshop Day.On Identity Theory: we posted a […]

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Best Albums of 2010

Our music editor’s picks for the best albums of 2010 include Damien Jurado and Sarah Jaffe.

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Back in Black

Identity Theory will return the week of April 4th.

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In Search of Beethoven (DVD)

While the title of Phil Grabsky’s latest documentary may suggest a focus on the life of Ludwig van Beethoven, the focus is primarily on the music.

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Another Perishing Protocol

Blogger turned off support for FTP publishing last night. Another vanishing technology – serve me right for getting nostalgic about mailboxes.

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Interview: Judah Thomas and the Challenge of Faith-Based Filmmaking

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Within the independent film world, Christian-themed cinema has been a vibrant undercurrent that has been quietly growing for a number of years. One of the newest filmmakers within this genre is Judah Thomas.

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The Magic Darkness of the Mailbox

Paul Auster’s The Locked Room brilliantly evokes a writer’s relationship with his mailbox.

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Susan Palwick’s The Necessary Beggar

The Necessary Beggar makes it clear what Palwick thinks a Christian attitude to homelessness, healthcare, and immigration would be.

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