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August 29-September 5, 2016 Issue

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  • Books and the Arts

    Before the 1 Percenters, There Were the Uzedas

    In The Viceroys, Frederico De Roberto’s novel of the Risorgimento, the Uzeda family corrupts everything it touches.

    Frederika Randall

  • Brand Yeezy

    To what extent can Kanye West continue to foreground the commercial components that make his art possible before we no longer consider him an artist at all?

    Angela Flournoy

  • Never-Endings

    Georges Perec’s books are designed to stir readers to think actively, freshly, and imaginatively about what could have been, and what might come next.

    Joanna Scott

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