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Print - Counter-Terrorism Is Getting Complicated - Esquire

Print - Counter-Terrorism Is Getting Complicated - Esquire | Great Reads 2012 | Scoop.it

Especially in the case of the Waffle House terrorists, where it may be the Department of Homeland Security that's fomenting terror

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Great Reads 2012
A collection of the best articles and features I've saved to my Kindle via Instapaper this year
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Adam Green: The Spectacular Thefts of Apollo Robbins, Pickpocket

Adam Green: The Spectacular Thefts of Apollo Robbins, Pickpocket | Great Reads 2012 | Scoop.it
Apollo Robbins takes things from people’s jackets, pants, purses, wrists, fingers, and necks, then returns them in amusing and mind-boggling ways.
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The Daily Routines of Famous Writers

The Daily Routines of Famous Writers | Great Reads 2012 | Scoop.it
A writer who waits for ideal conditions under which to work will die without putting a word on paper.
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Print - Counter-Terrorism Is Getting Complicated - Esquire

Print - Counter-Terrorism Is Getting Complicated - Esquire | Great Reads 2012 | Scoop.it

Especially in the case of the Waffle House terrorists, where it may be the Department of Homeland Security that's fomenting terror

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The great sitcom divide

The great sitcom divide | Great Reads 2012 | Scoop.it
Once you've grown used to adventurous shows like "30 Rock" and "Louie," the traditional sitcom feels like a relic VIDEO...
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The Narco Tunnels of Nogales

The Narco Tunnels of Nogales | Great Reads 2012 | Scoop.it
The web of smuggling tunnels beneath the Arizona border town reflects the power and ingenuity of Mexico's Sinaloa cartel...
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Breaking bread with Nicholson Baker, America's foremost writer of literary sex novels.

Breaking bread with Nicholson Baker, America's foremost writer of literary sex novels. | Great Reads 2012 | Scoop.it
If one is expecting Nicholson Baker to be wild or outrageous, 30 seconds in his presence will reveal him to be none of those things. He is tall, gentlemanly, soft-spoken.
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Colin Wilson 'Now they will realise that I am a genius'

Colin Wilson 'Now they will realise that I am a genius' | Great Reads 2012 | Scoop.it
In 1956 The Outsider made him an overnight sensation, but ever since Colin Wilson has been an outsider himself - a knicker fetishist, a social misfit and the author of 110 books that even his publisher didn't want.
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Video games for Xbox and Playstation - Nicholson Baker

Video games for Xbox and Playstation - Nicholson Baker | Great Reads 2012 | Scoop.it
Online version of the weekly magazine, with current articles, cartoons, blogs, audio, video, slide shows, an archive of articles and abstracts back to 1925...
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Los Angeles Review of Books - Simon Reynolds interviews Greil Marcus

Los Angeles Review of Books - Simon Reynolds interviews Greil Marcus | Great Reads 2012 | Scoop.it

This is part one of a four-part interview. Click here to read part two, part three, and part four

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Articles: Collecting History: John Peel, J Dilla, and the Record as Artifact

Articles: Collecting History: John Peel, J Dilla, and the Record as Artifact | Great Reads 2012 | Scoop.it
With John Peel and J Dilla's record collections making their way out into the world, Eric Harvey looks at the ...
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Nick Papadimitriou - interview

Nick Papadimitriou - interview | Great Reads 2012 | Scoop.it
Time Out talks to the author of 'Scarp'.
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PsychoGeography: Will Self and Ralph Steadman take Manhattan

PsychoGeography: Will Self and Ralph Steadman take Manhattan | Great Reads 2012 | Scoop.it
'Honor escapes he who runs after it'...
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Tomorrow's girl

Tomorrow's girl | Great Reads 2012 | Scoop.it
She was the 'Wimbledon Bardot', a dancer on Ready Steady Go! - and one of the most exciting pop artists of the 1960s.
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The Rise and Fall of Jeremy Hammond: Enemy of the State | Culture News | Rolling Stone

The Rise and Fall of Jeremy Hammond: Enemy of the State | Culture News | Rolling Stone | Great Reads 2012 | Scoop.it
As a devastating series of cyberattacks struck the heart of the national-security establishment, the Feds set out to destroy the legendary hacker and radical anarchist by any means necessary
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Paris Review - The Art of Fiction No. 206, Michel Houellebecq

Paris Review - The Art of Fiction No. 206, Michel Houellebecq | Great Reads 2012 | Scoop.it

Interviewed by Susannah Hunnewell

 

 

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The Boy Who Heard Too Much

Written by David Kushner, ROLLING STONE

I'm a contributing editor of Wired, Rolling Stone, and IEEE Spectrum. I've also written for publications including The New York Times, New York, Spin, Details, Electronic Gaming Monthly, the Village Voice, and Salon.
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Sam Lipsyte | VICE

Sam Lipsyte | VICE | Great Reads 2012 | Scoop.it
2010 was when fiction critics decided to finally give Sam Lipsyte the two-fingered whistles he deserves.
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The World of Charles Dickens, Complete With Pizza Hut

The World of Charles Dickens, Complete With Pizza Hut | Great Reads 2012 | Scoop.it
Welcome to Dickens World, a peculiar theme park based on the author’s works.
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What to Make of Finnegans Wake? by Michael Chabon | The New York Review of Books

What to Make of Finnegans Wake? by Michael Chabon | The New York Review of Books | Great Reads 2012 | Scoop.it

Like many admirers of the work of James Joyce, I had imposed strict terms on that admiration, and around the work I had drawn a clear ambit, beyond which I was unprepared to stray.

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A Night With the World's Most Hated Bands

A Night With the World's Most Hated Bands | Great Reads 2012 | Scoop.it
We take in a concert doubleheader with Creed and Nickelback.
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Music to grow up by

Music to grow up by | Great Reads 2012 | Scoop.it
Do your parents' passions shape your own?
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On the Movie Set of Director Ilya Khrzhanovsky's Dau: Movies + TV: GQ

On the Movie Set of Director Ilya Khrzhanovsky's Dau: Movies + TV: GQ | Great Reads 2012 | Scoop.it
Five years ago, a relatively unknown (and unhinged) director began one of the wildest experiments in film history.
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John Jeremiah Sullivan on Chris Bell, Big Star's "Other Genius" :: Oxford American - The Southern Magazine of Good Writing

John Jeremiah Sullivan on Chris Bell, Big Star's "Other Genius" :: Oxford American - The Southern Magazine of Good Writing | Great Reads 2012 | Scoop.it

The legacy of Big Star's "other genius."

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Threepenny: Dyer, ECM

People with initiative and imagination use the valuable interlude between leaving school and starting college to enlarge their experience. They travel to exotic places, work abroad at unusual jobs.

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Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys | Great Reads 2012 | Scoop.it

The governor and the Boss—a tale of politics, rock and roll, and unrequited love

 

 

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