Mikita Brottman
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Mikita Brottman is an author, psychoanalyst, and chair of the humanities program at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara. Her book, The Solitary Vice, was published as a PopMatters imprint in 2008 (see 1 of 3 excerpts here). She lives in Ojai, California. Her website is available here.

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The Solitary Vice: Has Reading Really Made You a Better Person? | 19 Jun 2008 // 6:00 PM

In this third excerpt of PopMatters' first book, The Solitary Vice: Against Reading, by Mikita Brottman, Brottman tells us about the dark, pathological side of reading.

The Solitary Vice: You Can Always Watch the Movie, Instead | 13 May 2008 // 6:00 PM

In this second excerpt of PopMatters' first book, The Solitary Vice: Against Reading, Mikita Brottman suggests an easy out when you don’t want to read the book.


The Curse of Monkey-Eared People | 7 Jul 2009 // 4:59 PM

Nothing like a new iPhone to make one feel self-conscious about one’s ears.

The Special Bus | 20 Apr 2009 // 5:00 PM

Esotouric offers the connoisseur of crime a selection of tours round the infamous hot-spots of L.A’s darkest neighborhoods.


Sway by Zachary Lazar | 18 Mar 2008 // 6:00 PM

Reading this book is like taking a ride a dark, scary ghost train. Only in retrospect can you look back and see where you’ve been.

The Executioners Bible by Steve Fielding | 30 Jan 2008 // 4:00 PM

Hanging people is a messy business, and most of those in the trade, however eager they may have been to take the job at first, before long would be traumatized by the scenes they were forced to witness and take part in.

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Treasuring Memories of Paul McCartney on 'One on One' Tour

// Notes from the Road

"McCartney welcomed Bruce Springsteen and Steven Van Zandt out for a song at Madison Square Garden.

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