Afternoon Bites: Remembering Dave Brubeck, Mark Binelli on Detroit, Steve Erickson Talks Politics, and More

  Remembering the late Dave Brubeck via his collaborations with everyone from Leonard Bernstein to Anthony Braxton. More thoughts on his passing from Chris Barton. Architect Oscar Niemeyer, who designed the city of Brasilia,┬áhas died at the age of 104. Steve Erickson on Barry Goldwater, politics, and more. J.M. Coetzee looks at the work of the Australian novelist Gerard Murnane. Is Francis Ford Coppola’s long-discussed Megalopolis about to be filmed? Detroit City Is the Place to Be author Mark Binelli […]

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Non Gender-Biased Dudes of the Year

Sure, Ben Bernake won Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year”, but who should win our prestigious “Non Gender-Biased Dude of the Year” award for 2009? Dave Eggers Our pals at Deckfight pointed out our penchant for news involving Mr. McSweeney’s, but why not? The dude is a mensch. Jason Schwartzman Chalk it up to family ties, but his uncle, Francis Ford Coppola, tapped him to design the newest issue of Zoetrope: All-Story. Also of note: Could anybody other than Schwartzman […]

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