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Line by Line: Nick Drnaso

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Welcome to “Line By Line,” where we converse with the cartoonists and graphic novelists who are pushing their medium into exciting territory.

Quoted: Mark Leyner on Modigliani, Armpits

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Anyone familiar with the prose perversions of Mark Leyner — a man whose most recent novel was titled The Sugar Frosted Nutsack — knows that his books are not normal things.

NYPL Releases Free Digital Image Archive

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The New York Public Library (NYPL) has released 187,000 images — or, in their parlance, “digital items” — into the public domain. The effort, which launched today, January 6, was… More ›

Four Feminist Lit Hits For $40 With n+1

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Our friends over at n+1, the intellectual publication of choice for American saposexuals, are offering a nice last-minute $40 holiday package perfect for your bookish feminist friends of any gender.

Quoted: Seth Price On Jeff Koons

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In retrospect, Seth Price’s latest, obscenely titled “novel” (hand-censored above) might not have been the best reading material to bring along to Art Basel Miami Beach. The slim,… More ›

Quoted: Mary Karr Dings John Ashbery

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Here’s Mary Karr, poet, essayist, and memoirist, dropping a (relatively demure) bomb on John Ashbery, poet, art critic, and collector (pictured above), in an interview with the New York… More ›

Jonathan Franzen: Loves Long Walks, Not Surly

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Most author photos aim to project a certain ponderous intellectual heft: Headshots, often in black-and-white, often with said author palming his head as if to convey the swelling bloom of thought… More ›

Printed Matter’s Moving Sale Starts Tonight

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In place of its annual Summer Warehouse Sale, Printed Matter is celebrating its forthcoming relocation with a Moving Sale, offering 10 to 40 percent off a majority of its inventory (some, even 50… More ›