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MONTHLY DIGITAL EDITIONS

VOLUME VIII • SEP 2014

• a podcast on Sigur Ros with Pico Iyer
• a new poem by Paul Muldoon
Myla Goldberg on her love of phonographs
David L. Ulin on the band Television
• listen to Television

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VOLUME VII • AUG 2014

Greil Marcus on Etta James vs. Beyoncé
• fiction by David Ives
A. E. Stallings on Jane Austen
Tift Merritt on Jack Gilbert’s poetry
• live footage of Etta James

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VOLUME VI • JUL 2014

• an interview with punk legend Ian MacKaye
Dana Gioia on Ray Bradbury’s greatness
• an interview with and poem by Ray Bradbury
Thao Nguyen’s latest installment
  of her prison series
• bonus media features

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VOLUME V • JUN 2014

Tobias & Patrick Wolff in conversation
• 3 sonnets by Claude McKay
Marilyn Nelson on McKay’s legacy
Jim White on his history with David Byrne
• bonus media features

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VOLUME IV • MAY 2014

Maureen Corrigan on Hammett’s genius
• classic crime fiction by Dashiell Hammett
Adrian McKinty on Radiohead
Fred Nicolaus’ obsession with Cheever
• Hammett’s granddaughter, Julie Rivett,
  discusses his life and legacy
• bonus media features

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VOLUME III • APR 2014

• a conversation with Carrie Brownstein
  & Daniel Handler
Kyle Morton on Nabokov
Tim Riley on Steely Dan
• thoughts on prison by Thao Nguyen
• bonus media features

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VOLUME II • MAR 2014

• an intimate memoir by Lucinda Williams
• poems by Miller Williams
Jon Mooallem on Hayden Carruth
Pico Iyer on Van Morrison and wildfires
• bonus media features

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VOLUME I • FEB 2014

Sam Lipsyte on rock music
Blake Hazard on being a Fitzgerald
• a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Zach Rogue on the healing powers of music
• bonus media features

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