By Michael Buening
This is a conformist America as it was defining itself in the mid 20th century, a young superpower looking backwards for grounding. The characters are brash and loud and charismatic.
Glam Is Good
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On Speaking to Southerners About Southerners
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The Band of Heathens: Duende
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