September 2010
September 2010
The cover depicts, clockwise from the upper left,
Wallace Shawn, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Simone Muench, and Robin Nagle
Cover illustrations: Charles Burns!
VOL. 8, NO. 7

Sweatpants In Paradise
by Molly Young
The Exciting World of Immersive Retail

Cameras Are Clocks for Seeing
by Geoff Dyer
Roland Barthes’s 1980 Camera Lucida reads as a discursive novel (written by a mother-mourning French theorist) presciently preoccupied with photography as a technology of the past.?

For the Love of Pretty Things
by Robert R. Johnson
The Radium Girls and “Dying for Science”

Bohemian Rhapsody
by Jason Boog
During one hot summer in 1934, a love affair transformed a scrappy band of self-published poets into the biggest literary celebrities in the country.

“Weird Al” Yankovic
interviewed by Jonathan Zwickel

Simone Muench
micro-interviewed by Daniel Handler

Robin Nagle
interviewed by Alex Carp

Wallace Shawn
interviewed by Duncan Macmillan

Man of the Century
by Damion Searls
Just in time for its author’s hundredth birthday, the remarkably sympathetic fiction of Hans Keilson—doctor in the Dutch resistance, psychologist of trauma, and erstwhile novelist—is finally available in English.

The Culture of Calamity
by Anne Gisleson
A view from over the shoulders of the press corps in a coast guard plane flying above the Gulf of Mexico

Fata Morgana: A new poem
by Yusef Komunyakaa

From “Love, an Index”: A new poem
by Rebecca Lindenberg

Georges-Olivier Châteaureynaud’s A Life on Paper
reviewed by Victor Brand

Melissa Range’s Horse and Rider
reviewed by Stephen Burt

Kira Henehan’s Orion You Came and You Took All My Marbles
reviewed by Megan Doll

Eugene Marten’s Firework
reviewed by Mark Edmund Doten

Anne Carson’s Nox
reviewed by Andrew Ervin

Danielle Dutton’s SPRAWL
reviewed by Kate Zambreno

Real Life Rock Top Ten
by Greil Marcus

Stuff I’ve Been Reading
by Nick Hornby

Musin’s and Thinkin’s
by Jack Pendarvis
A Monthly Stroll Down Folksy Byways

by Brendon Small

Schema: Great Sandwiches in Literature
by Yeonjae Yuk

edited by Alvin Buenaventura

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