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Tao Lin Richard Yates

The NYC lit instigator on dollars and cents.


Books
Mention Tao Lin’s name in a crowd full of concerned readers and struggling writers and watch the room explode. Your dad probably hasn’t heard of him, but where Lin is known and read (or po ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 CHRIS STAMM

Cravings: Nachos

The delectable horror of chips and cheese.


Food Reviews & Stories
Like karaoke and group sex, nachos are best enjoyed buzzed if not outright blitzed, for the memory-burnishing properties of alcohol might, if you are lucky, mitigate that sour ache of regret and shame ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 CHRIS STAMM

TBA 2010: The Extreme Animals Sit Down.




Friday, Sept. 10 at the Works:

The Extreme Animals will, as advertised, sit down, but not before frontman Jacob Ciocci, standing, pacing, explains what will...   More
 
Saturday, September 11, 2010 by CHRIS STAMM

TBA 2010: Charles Atlas/William Basinski




Friday, Sept. 10 at the Works:

I have not been inside of a high school since I dropped out of one 15 years ago, and as I mount the steps of Washington High tonight, I remember why I fled and stayed away: The sight of the unmistakably educati...   More
 
Saturday, September 11, 2010 by CHRIS STAMM

Centurion

Saving Private McNulty.


Movie Reviews & Stories
“A new kind of war,” Roman soldier Quintus Dias (Michael Fassbender) intones, as the camera roams a frontline fort in northern Britain. “A war without honor. A war without end,&rdquo ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 8, 2010 CHRIS STAMM

Kalé


Food Reviews & Stories
Taking a cue from Portland’s better cart chefs, who limit themselves to variations on a single, simple theme, Kalé proprietor Makoto Yoshino does only one thing—Japanese curry&mdash ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 8, 2010 CHRIS STAMM

Once More Unto The Breach

Todd Solondz returns to searing unhappiness in Life During Wartime.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Look at us. Billions of years of evolution, and this is it? This mess? The unstable muck that spawned us should be ashamed. We are a nasty and sad species, a teeming accident of intractable desires an ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 CHRIS STAMM

The Last Exorcism

#ohnoesit’sthedevilhelphelpi’mbored


Movie Reviews & Stories
Unless you shun all Internet frivolity, you were probably infected by The Last Exorcism’s viral marketing last week, in the form of a short video documenting Lionsgate’s undeniably nifty h ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 CHRIS STAMM

The Extra Man

A man and his brassiere in the Big Apple.


Movie Reviews & Stories
When young persons of letters of the fairly distant future paw through some digital reliquary of the 20th century’s best essays, they will find Jonathan Ames bringing up the rear with “I S ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 CHRIS STAMM

Fat On A Hot Tin Roof

Irving Street Kitchen is an over-the-top shot of Southern comfort.


Food Reviews & Stories
There’s something gently bullying about Irving Street Kitchen, as if it doesn’t quite trust you to be sufficiently engaging company. San Francisco restaurateurs Doug Washington and Steven ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 4, 2010 CHRIS STAMM
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