Ben Katchor’s Singular Cultural and Culinary History: “The Dairy Restaurant” Reviewed

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Like the Bible, Ben Katchor’s book The Dairy Restaurant begins in the Garden of Eden. But his paradise is a clean, well-lit diner where a weary Jew can order a plate of gefilte fish or some blintzes and sit and dream. An encyclopedic elegy to a way of eating and living, it is mournful, exhaustive, and deadpan funny in roughly equal measure. It is also unlike any book I have ever read.

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Afternoon Bites: Chelsea Light Moving’s Debut, Yeti Listener Hour, New Ben Katchor, xTx Interviewed, and More

“Part of Chelsea Light Moving’s aesthetic evolves from Moore’s art punk historian status, and the three initial singles work that professorial thread. “Frank O’Hara Hit” is a conspiracy theory about a date that brings together O’Hara, Dylan, Jagger and Moore himself.” Scott Branson on the debut from Chelsea Light Moving. Yeti‘s Mike McGonigal has started a podcast series, the Yeti Listener Hour. Volumes one and two are now up. xTx talked with The Outlet. And if you liked that, perhaps […]

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