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September 26-October 3, 2016, Issue

Cover art by: Tim O’Brien

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  • Books and the Arts

    The Virtue of Patience

    It has taken a lifetime of reading, writing, and drawing for Daniel Clowes to achieve the creative maturity on display in his new book.

    David Hajdu

  • Antoine Volodine’s Army of Avatars

    Is there any other writer whose work is as strange and hermetic and gloriously, painfully appropriate to the unparalleled shittiness of our times?

    Ben Ehrenreich

  • Notes From Many Years

    Helen Gurley Brown’s ideas about women were often as retrograde as the ones she claimed to fight. Why is she still appealing?

    Madeleine Schwartz

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