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Thomas Mann's popularity has been going the way of the Buddenbrooks
family business. It is in decline.
Looking backward in the January chill, I feel my eyes shoot past the
films of 2002 toward a movie made some thirty years ago: a picture by
Martin Scorsese about violent, driven people in downto
I first read Samuel Delany's Tales of Nevèrÿon during
the high-geek days of junior high.
How does a fiercely anticorporate musician feel about participating in a
corporate entertainment system?
Talking With Eddie Vedder, Boots Riley, Amy Ray, Carrie Brownstein, Tom Morello
Picture this: you're stranded on a desert island with nothing to comfort
you but sand, sun and, miraculously, the solar-powered sound system that
washed up with you.
Fifteen years ago, rappers like Public Enemy, KRS-One and Queen Latifah
were received as heralds of a new movement.
Russell Simmons, known for decades as Rush to his friends, is of average
height and build for a man his age (45), with a cleanshaven face, bald
dome and light complexion.
In Hicksville, Long Island, on any given Sunday afternoon, pierced and
tattooed teenagers in black clothing gather to listen and watch as
groups of kids like themselves tear their fingertips on