A Review: Eugene Marten’s Firework

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Author Eugene Marten creates desolate landscapes void of, or maybe over saturated with, humanity. In his books he forces his readers to identify and empathize with the detestable. The first work I read of his was 2008’s Waste, a novella that acts as a character study of a pseudo-protagonist, a janitor, who finds the dead…

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Coffee with Chris Baio of Vampire Weekend

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Chris Baio is a man of many talents. Not only is he the bassist of the critically acclaimed Vampire Weekend, but he is also a skillful DJ, fervent candle-lover, and incomparable dancer. Anyone who talks with Baio immediately experiences his amicable charm, his familiarity. He’s as genuine as they get—it’s been over a year since…

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Maryn’s Offer: Something New

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The first sound that the album The Offer—by guitar and vocal duo Yowler— produces for the listener is the sound of water. I mean this literally and figuratively; the first song both starts with the echoes of water slipping down a waterfall and is titled, you guessed it, “Water.” From the start of the album,…

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