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Brainwashing’s Nemesis

Brainwashing’s Nemesis
By February 22, 2007

“I’m ready to disbelieve you” would be a good motto for the Egon of Cult Busters, Rick Ross.You’ll notice his name in bold on most any Page Six item about Britney’s red bracelet fad or TomKat’s natal nuttiness.   As … Read More

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The Whiz Kid of Warfare

The Whiz Kid of Warfare
By February 8, 2007

Name: Noah Shachtman Age: 35 Site: defensetech.org Noah Shachtman is where grunt meets geek. As the editor of the hugely popular military blog Defense Tech, he writes daily about the tools and techniques of modern warfare. According to one anonymous … Read More

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A Blacklist The Left Could Use

A Blacklist The Left Could Use
By February 1, 2007

If Joy Division and Sisters of Mercy had a kid, it would sound like Interpol. If they had another, more promising child with a likely trajectory into grad school, that little bugger would be called Blacklist. Fronted by Josh Strawn, … Read More

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Hide the Salome

Hide the Salome
By January 16, 2007

Demure yet outspoken, Molly Crabapple seems like a heroine out of Nabokov: perched on the fault-line between the Belle Époque and the postmodern, comfortable with Symbolist poetry as she is with the demimonde of the skin trade. Art or ardor: … Read More

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How Daniel Mendelsohn Remembers the Holocaust

How Daniel Mendelsohn Remembers the Holocaust
By January 11, 2007

Daniel Mendelsohn's resemblance to his great-uncle Shmiel, who died in the Holocaust, is so stark that young Daniel could make his relatives weep just by walking into a room. Should it come as a surprise that this writer is so … Read More

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Ultimate Fighting’s Norman Mailer

Ultimate Fighting’s Norman Mailer
By December 28, 2006

It all started with the Ultimate Fighting Championships in 1993. Promoters brought together some of the baddest dudes on the planet—boxers, kickboxers, sumo wrestlers, jujitsu masters, and karate black belts—and paid them to pound each other in the balls, kick … Read More

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The Fall and Rise of Mickey Stardust

The Fall and Rise of Mickey Stardust
By November 23, 2006

People like to compare Mickey Avalon to Eminem, and maybe that’s fair: Get rid of Avalon’s Holocaust-haunted family and hand-jobs-for-heroin career track and Eminem’s Detroit trailer-park background, and you wind up with two white guys who both rap about their … Read More

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Kiss Your Mother With That Mouth? Part II

Kiss Your Mother With That Mouth? Part II
By November 15, 2006

Part II: Joanna Angel Jewcy: Your mom is concerned about your financials. Joanna Angel: How many other twenty-five year olds do you know that are buying real estate and investing? I live on both sides of the country, and that’s … Read More

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