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A Blacklist The Left Could Use

A Blacklist The Left Could Use
By February 1, 2007

If Joy Division and Sisters of Mercy had a kid, it would sound like Interpol. If they had another, more promising child with a likely trajectory into grad school, that little bugger would be called Blacklist. Fronted by Josh Strawn, … Read More

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Hide the Salome

Hide the Salome
By January 16, 2007

Demure yet outspoken, Molly Crabapple seems like a heroine out of Nabokov: perched on the fault-line between the Belle Époque and the postmodern, comfortable with Symbolist poetry as she is with the demimonde of the skin trade. Art or ardor: … Read More

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How Daniel Mendelsohn Remembers the Holocaust

How Daniel Mendelsohn Remembers the Holocaust
By January 11, 2007

Daniel Mendelsohn's resemblance to his great-uncle Shmiel, who died in the Holocaust, is so stark that young Daniel could make his relatives weep just by walking into a room. Should it come as a surprise that this writer is so … Read More

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Ultimate Fighting’s Norman Mailer

Ultimate Fighting’s Norman Mailer
By December 28, 2006

It all started with the Ultimate Fighting Championships in 1993. Promoters brought together some of the baddest dudes on the planet—boxers, kickboxers, sumo wrestlers, jujitsu masters, and karate black belts—and paid them to pound each other in the balls, kick … Read More

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The Fall and Rise of Mickey Stardust

The Fall and Rise of Mickey Stardust
By November 23, 2006

People like to compare Mickey Avalon to Eminem, and maybe that’s fair: Get rid of Avalon’s Holocaust-haunted family and hand-jobs-for-heroin career track and Eminem’s Detroit trailer-park background, and you wind up with two white guys who both rap about their … Read More

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Kiss Your Mother With That Mouth? Part II

Kiss Your Mother With That Mouth? Part II
By November 15, 2006

Part II: Joanna Angel Jewcy: Your mom is concerned about your financials. Joanna Angel: How many other twenty-five year olds do you know that are buying real estate and investing? I live on both sides of the country, and that’s … Read More

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Kiss Your Mother With That Mouth? Part I

Kiss Your Mother With That Mouth? Part I
By November 15, 2006

  Joanna Angel’s Israeli mother had classic immigrant aspirations for her daughter. Prosperity. Respect. With her latest movie, XXXorcist, debuting this week, 25-year-old Joanna Angel has achieved both those things, but her mother—who prefers the family name stay private—is devastated. … Read More

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Tribal Threads

Tribal Threads
By November 15, 2006

Dress British, think Yiddish. It was either Benjamin Disraeli or Gene Simmons who coined that maxim, but it applies naturally to Gytha Mander, the first haute couture label to fuse Savile Row tailoring with Hebraic sensibility. The Fall 2006 collection, … Read More

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