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The guys from Animal Collective are, first and foremost, old friends from high school. Hearing Noah Lennox (aka Panda Bear), Dave Portner (aka Avey Tare), and Brian Weitz (aka Geologist) talk now, 15 years into a career that’s arguably made them the defining experimental pop band of their era, feels a bit like butting in on your college roommate’s hometown crew’s reminiscences. “There were some other punk kids in Baltimore that were friends of...
I came to know Alexander Chee through the Internet, reading his essays (one on Chloë Sevigny in Catapult, another on MFA programs in BuzzFeed), laughing at his Twitter jokes, watching with wonder the social media magic wrought by a interview quote of his gone viral. “I wish Amtrak had residencies for writers,” he told PEN America. And voila, Amtrak announced a residency program. I learned, through this and that bio, of his critically acclaimed...
Everyone loves sandwiches. And while a simple grilled cheese will always maintain its strong elemental appeal, the sandwich’s basic foundation of bread and fillings can be, and have been, added to in such a wide variety of ways since its invention that this seemingly humble culinary form has achieved such a startling degree of maturity and depth that it’s hard not to question what could possibly come next? Well, wonder no longer because, as...
For Black History Month, take a break from the white heteropatriarchy The eleven grueling and terrible months of white history are finally over. While hopefully you’ve found respite from the white heteropatriarchy with books like the mega-bestseller and National Book Award-winning Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Marlon James’s Booker Prize-winning A Brief History of Seven Killings, or Claudia Rankine’s Trump-trolling Citizen all year round, celebrate this year’s Black History Month with some...

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