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December 16, 2013 Issue

Cover art by: illustration by Victor Juhasz

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  • Books & the Arts

    Without Respite

    Seeing not a person but a thing was the crime of crimes for Primo Levi.

    Vivian Gornick

  • Debtpop

    Thinking about debt has become pop, and David Graeber’s Debt is the genre’s “Stairway to Heaven.”

    Joshua Clover

  • Monumental, Imperial

    The beauty and muchness of Ai Weiwei’s art is often underwhelming.

    Barry Schwabsky

  • Other Roles

    Auntie man? Black writer? Negress? In The Women, Hilton Als is Hilton Als.

    Aaron Thier
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