September 2014
VOL. 12, NO. 7
July 2014


“John” by Cynthia Lennon

Discuss Rules Beforehand

by Chris Kraus

Ferocity and Vulnerability in a Posthumously Published Collection of Emails from Writer/Artist/Feminist Icon Kathy Acker

Meshell Ndegeocello

Meshell Ndegeocello


interviewed by Melissa Locker

“I Have the Same Birthday as Michael Jackson. He Is My Cosmic Brother.”

To Keep Time

To Keep Time

reviewed by Stephen Burt

The Color and the Pageantry of Thoroughbred Turtle Racing
by Joe Kloc
A handful of remaining Greenwich Village bohemians wonder what ever happened to the revolution.

Vampires and Vaccines
by Eula Biss

The Relic: A new poem
by Yusef Komunyakaa

Neil LaBute
interviewed by Rider Strong
“I mean, were we aware that Nic Cage in a bear suit would be funny? Yeah. But we knew that we were still going to kill him in the end.”

edited by Alvin Buenaventura

Eleni Sikelianos’s You Animal Machine (The Golden Greek)
reviewed by Jenny Hendrix

Ruth Krauss and Phyllis Rowand’s Monkey Day
reviewed by Ingrid Satelmajer

Pillow of Air
by Lawrence Weschler

Black Kite, White Plastic: A new poem
by Kimiko Hahn

The Process
by Elisa Albert
Tanja Hollander discusses her quest to meet and photograph every one of her Facebook friends, including those she doesn’t actually know.

“A Vocabulary of Belonging”
Poet Eavan Boland interviewed by J. P. O’Malley

What the Swedes Read
by Daniel Handler

Real Life Rock Top Ten
by Greil Marcus

Stuff I’ve Been Reading
by Nick Hornby

My New Glasses
by Wayne Koestenbaum

Carroll Dunham
interviewed by Ross Simonini

...and more.

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A monthly podcast from THE BELIEVER and KCRW

This whole episode (our season one finale) is a conversation between Lena Dunham and Judy Blume, in Blume’s Manhattan apartment.

Also: We asked Lena Dunham to help us score the interview, and we made this mixtape of the songs she suggested. The mix complies songs Lena thinks go well with the interview, as well as music she’s currently listening to.