Articles tagged memoir, a common pornography, kevin sampsell, punk music

Sweet Dreams Are Made of This: An Interview With Dave Stewart

With his new memoir Sweet Dreams Are Made of This in mind, Stewart joins PopMatters for an in-depth discussion about his new book and his influential catalog of music.

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‘The Record Store of the Mind’ Is a Memoir Worth Spinning

Josh Rosenthal's book is filled with robust details, larger than life personalities, a fine balance of tongue-in-cheek humor and impassioned perceptions.

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The Creator and Creation in Elvis Costello’s ‘Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink’

Costello on Costello is a joy for those already in the cult and another arrow in the quiver for those who think he should just shut up already.

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‘Drawing Blood’ and Doing Violence to Clichés

When Molly Crabapple stares down danger and corruption, and when she investigates the long reach of terror and greed, she succeeds.

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Carly Simon’s Memoir Is a Dishy, Compulsively Page-turning Read

Boys in the Trees reads like a who’s-who of famous men: Beatty, Kris Kristofferson, Michael Crichton, Bob Rafelson, Terrence Malick, Cat Stevens and Jack Nicholson.

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‘Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl’ Is Littered With Discarded Costumes and Thwarted Ambitions

Carrie Brownstein’s book is not really meant or ready for sharing. Not yet.

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OMC Pauly Fuemana’s Bizarre Life

An at turns moving and bizarre account of a pop star's troubled life, author and music manager Simon Grigg recounts the life of OMC's frontman Pauly Fuemana.

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5 Nov 2015 // 12:35 PM

Carrie Brownstein’s New Memoir Is a Mash Note to Her Band

“It’s a love letter to music and a love letter to my bandmates,” Brownstein says of her book.

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Coming of Age in Negroland

Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Margo Jefferson tells of her upbringing among Chicago's black upper crust in this meditation on race, class, and gender in America from mid-century on.

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Patti Smith’s Practice of Everyday Living Will Intrigue Readers of ‘M Train’

Every chapter in M Train digs a fresh grave in the chambers of Patti Smith's memory.

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The Prolific Judd Apatow Doesn’t Seem so ‘Sick in the Head’

In his recent book, Judd Apatow gives you the greatest party you've never been invited to.

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Felicia Day Bares All (But Not That) in Her Precocious Memoir

You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) is a frank and funny look at how Felicia Day's unconventional formative years set her up to become the talent she is today.

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In ‘The Fly Trap’ Fredrik Sjöberg Writes Much Like His Subjects Behave

If Sjöberg's stylistic tics are an impediment to real investigation, they at least provide an aesthetic pleasure all their own.

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‘The Pawnbroker’s Daughter’ Tells Us How to Write Well and Live Beautifully

Maxine Kumin's final memoir is painfully brief, but like all her work, ever lyrical.

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11 Aug 2015 // 6:00 AM

When a Memoir Isn’t

In chapter after chapter of Hold Still, Mann unfolds the dark secrets of her father, her mother, her adulterous great-grandmother -- everyone, it seems, but Mann herself.

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‘Barefoot to Avalon’ Pierces Through Easy Answers to Tragedy, Loss

The key motif of this story is that one tragedy cannot stand apart from all the others, that we live at the mercy of a heritage, a history, we can never fully understand.

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‘33 Days’ Is a Complex Portrayal of Life Under Nazi Occupation

A harrowing, psychological – and true – first-hand account of Nazi Germany’s invasion and occupation of France.

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23 Jul 2015 // 1:05 AM

‘The Seven Good Years’ Is Brilliant and Short

Some of the strangeness Keret works into his fiction comes from the unique way he sees the real world: a little bent, exasperated, amused and yet also with deep wells of kindness.

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Nora Pouillon and the Birth of the Farm-to-Table Movement

Nora Pouillon's restaurant was the first in America to receive organic certification.

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‘Calcutta’ Is a Vivid, Sensitive, and Perceptive Literary Portrait of the City

The author presents a balanced, if occasionally slow-paced, portrait of his birthplace, detailing his travels and memories of Calcutta over a two-year period.

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Supernatural: Season 11, Episode 12 - "Don't You Forget About Me"

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"In another stand-alone episode, there's a lot of teen drama and some surprises, but not much potential.

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