Author Archives: Matt Borondy

Three Lit Picks from the Wayback Machine

We have been publishing for nine years now, and the sands of time–along with several redesigns–have eroded the presence of many older Identity Theory articles.

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Welcoming Two New Assistant Editors: Hilarie Ashton and John Madera

We are pleased to announce the addition of two bright young editors to the Identity Theory staff.

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Behind the Scenes at Identity Theory

The alt-weekly newspaper in Vermont, where Identity Theory is headquartered, recently featured us in its “State of the Arts” section.

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Picture Books.

Are today’s students required, when they make bad choices at school, to copy pages out of the dictionary? This question assumes, of course, that schools continue to make use of dictionaries in their paper form at all. Apparently, school libraries have been shrinking in size since 1995, and why would these embattled librarians choose actual […]

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Give Us All Your (Poems About) Money!

I have decided to re-open poetry submissions temporarily, with one condition: they have to be about money.

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What We’re Reading: August 2009

I’ve got the latest issues of American Short Fiction and One Story next to me on my couch, alongside James Hannaham’s God Says No and the new Flannery: A Life of Flannery O’Connor by Brad Gooch (the latter two by Little, Brown).

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The Three Biggest Reasons Music Mags are Dying

Slate has an excellent article tracing the root causes of the recent demises of Vibe, Blender and other music magazines.

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Jim Jarmusch Clips and Trailers: Coffee & Cigarettes, The Limits of Control

Been thinking about the effects of coffee and saw this Jim Jarmusch clip (from Coffee and Cigarettes) on alternative medicine recently. Good stuff. Jarmusch’s The Limits of Control is out this month. Here’s the trailer:

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Short Film: The Grand Inquisitor

The Grand Inquisitor, from Underground Film: “A film by Eddie Muller. Legendary blacklisted Hollywood actress Marsha Hunt makes a stunning return to the screen in this haunting short film that writer-director Eddie Muller describes as ‘a noir fairy tale,’ based on actual events. A young woman (Leah Dashe) discovers a cache of used books she […]

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Flaming Lips headlining Earth Day show in D.C.

Just saw on the wires that the Flaming Lips are heading up an Earth Day show in D.C. on the National Mall.

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Gary Lutz’s Stories in the Worst Way Reissued

Kevin Sampsell of Future Tense Press recently noted that Gary Lutz’s Stories in the Worst Way is being reissued by Calamari Press. Sampsell wrote, “This is my favorite book ever and a book that should never go out of print.”Former Identity Theory music editor Ross Simonini put it like this in his 2005 Believer interview […]

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Aspen Institute’s Initiative on Financial Security

A colleague recently sent me a publication from the Aspen Institute’s Initiative on Financial Security, which “is the nation’s leading policy program that uses a business-driven approach to create smart solutions that help Americans save, invest and own.”One of the Institute’s publications that seemed worth a read: Why Not a “Super Simple” Saving Plan for […]

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Notes on Emily Meg Weinstein’s "Noise" Essay

This essay was selected because of the author’s writing style and voice, which our editors found “robust,” “energetic,” “thoughtful,” and “sprawling (in a good way).”

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Leonard Cohen’s "Live in London"

It seems fitting to launch the Identity Theory music blog with news about Leonard Cohen.

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Michael Moore: ‘We the People’ to ‘King of the World’: You’re Fired!

As expected, Roger & Me‘s Michael Moore has a thing or two to say about Obama’s firing of GM’s head honcho, including this gut reaction: “Did Obama really fire the chairman of General Motors? The wealthiest and most powerful corporation of the 20th century? Can he do that? Really? Well, damn! What else can he […]

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