The cover depicts, clockwise from the upper left,
Julia Slavin, Greil Marcus, Tim Heidecker
and Eric Wareheim, and Richard Dawkins.
Cover illustrations: Charles Burns!
VOL. 6, NO. 7

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The Henry Ford of Literature
by Rolf Potts
How one of the most prolific publishers in U.S. history ended up floating dead in his swimming pool—possibly murdered by the FBI.

The Guilty I
by Ander Monson
Questioning the singular authority of the first person, from grouchy, nervous jurors at a trial to grouchy, nervous MFA students in the Midwest.

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Buzzkill
by Paul Collins
They are engineers, retired teachers, and temporary Mark Twain impersonators. They are today’s spelling activists, and they will be heard.

Julia Slavin in correspondence with Richard McCann
Two writers send actual letters through the mail, discussing flea markets, liver transplants, cosmetic concealer, literature, and encephalopathy.

Richard Dawkins
interviewed by Troy Jollimore
Two years after The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins is still the emblem of popular science’s integrity, appeal, and controversy.

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Tim and Eric
interviewed by Mike Sacks and Eric Spitznagel
How public-access and David Letterman informed the weirdest show ever aired.

Sedaratives
by Bob Odenkirk

Stuff I’ve Been Reading
by Nick Hornby

Real Life Rock Top Ten
by Greil Marcus

Where’s Nancy?: Twenty-Four “I Wonder”s
by Franklin Bruno
A new book collects Joe Brainard’s series of paintings subjecting Nancy, the Mona Lisa of postward funnies, to a wide range of abuses.

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Raymond McDaniel’s Saltwater Empire
reviewed by Stephen Burt

Rebecca Miller’s The Private Lives of Pippa Lee
reviewed by Jay Baron Nicorvo

Jack Pendarvis’s Awesome
reviewed by Andrew Ervin

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Emily Perkins’s Novel About My Wife
reviewed by Suzanne Kleid

Rachel Zucker’s The Bad Wife Handbook
reviewed by Craig Morgan Teicher

Laura Walker’s Rimertown/An Atlas
reviewed by Thomas Hummel

Schema: Little Blue Books
by Chris Ying

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