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Staff Picks: Pop, Rock, and Bear Hock

From Barry Guy’s Witch Gong Game ll/l0 (1993). John Swartzwelder has written more Simpsons episodes than any other writer (fifty-nine in total). He’s also ...

August 29, 2014 03:00 PM

Cover Art

Looking at this pretty slideshow of circa-1900 book covers, one is struck by a couple of things. First, the beauty and elegance of the design. And, second, the ...

August 29, 2014 02:15 PM

The Dreams in Which I’m Dying

The vanity of the zombie apocalypse. A publicity still from The Last of Us. There are few things as narcissistic as an apocalypse fantasy. The apocalypse ...

August 29, 2014 12:00 PM | 7 comments

Where Are They Now? Part Five

The last in a week-long series of illustrations by Jason Novak, captioned by Eric Jarosinski. Eric Jarosinski is the editor of Nein Quarterly. Jason Novak is ...

August 29, 2014 10:45 AM

Telling It Like It Is in Times Square, and Other News

Alfredo Jaar, A Logo for America, 1987/2014. Photo: Ka-Man Tse for Times Square Arts Coming this fall: a host of new books about football. But do they hold ...

August 29, 2014 09:30 AM

For the 1 Train Dead

Robert Lowell at home. New Yorkers like to affect jadedness in the face of celebrity; we yawn, we stare fixedly in the other direction, we scorn star-struck ...

August 28, 2014 03:58 PM