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November 23, 2011

“Stare at us stoned like eyes determined” 0

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Rage Against the Machine frontman Zach De La Rocha has penned a poem dedicated to the Occupy Wall Street movement.

November 23, 2011

Revolutionary Word 0

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Lewis Lapham, namesake and founder of Lapham’s Quarterly, has compiled a “revolutionary reading list.”

November 23, 2011

Stanford Online Courses 0

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Stanford’s next round of free online courses includes Cryptography, Human-Computer Interaction, and Game Theory.

November 23, 2011

The Genre Games 46

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I developed my own little highly-nonscientific experiment: I went to the local library and checked out three books in each of seven genres and devoted an entire weekend to looking for tropes or devices that separated one genre from another. I had some really weird dreams that weekend.

November 23, 2011

Staff Pick: Steve Erickson’s Zeroville 5

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Zeroville is a work of surpassing strangeness and beauty. Vikar is possesed by movies, and he’s come to the promised land. He has a tattoo of Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift on his shaved head, a red tear drop inked below an eye.

November 22, 2011

5-Star Pepper Spray 0

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“Accept no substitutes when casually repressing students” “Perfect for Starting Your Own Little Police State!” and other 5-star reviews of pepper spray on Amazon.

November 22, 2011

Joan 0

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Sara Davidson’s Joan: Forty Years of Life, Loss, and Friendship with Joan Didion is an intimate portrait of one of America’s most revered and private writers.

November 22, 2011

Dear Sugar’s Mugs 0

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Last year, The Rumpus’ “Write Like a Motherfucker” mugs were so popular (um, I’m drinking coffee out of one right now), that this year, they’re offering two.

November 22, 2011

“It was a nasty autumn morning…” 0

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A thoughtful piece of fiction to mark the November 10 anniversary of Atatürk‘s death.

November 22, 2011

Liyuan Library by Li Xiaodong Atelier 0

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A new library has been designed for the small village of Huairou on the outskirts of Beijing. Instead of adding a new building inside the village center, the architects chose a site in the nearby mountains, a pleasant five minute walk from the village center. “In doing so we could provide a setting of clear […]