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"Neither highbrows nor lowbrows nor midbrows, but elastic-brows.” — George Orwell
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Tom Nealon on WHEY AND WHEY NOT

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Tom Nealon on THE MYOPIC CAPTAIN

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There is no point. It’s all point.

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Tom Nealon on Fritz Leiber’s TWO SOUGHT ADVENTURE

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His beats lit up the late ’80s with a genuine fire.

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Why did 17th century pies take on fantastical shapes?

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What does its chip/crisp flavor range tell us about a country?

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An infinitely various condiment, dumbed-down by imperialists.

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Did its condiment monoculture bring down the Roman Empire?

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How did tomato catsup triumph in the 19th century Catsup War?

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The secret history of blood sausages and stews!

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In which an English cook repels a French invasion.

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Tom Nealon on JENSON’S ROMAN

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He documented Creole cuisine at the moment of its invention.

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When he leaped, everything seemed possible.

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Books can be lovely and readable at the same time.

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A green-tongued and hairy-backed icon.

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He locates the key to our humanity within the permutations of our weirdness.

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Bringing Swiftian vengeance to the streets of America.

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Miley Cyrus is at once surface and symbol.

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“Don’t rap about your car, rap about what a car *is*.”

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“Russia number 1, Iran number 1, USA [spits]”

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A hero and victim of pro wrestling’s “kayfabe.”

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His brilliance is perpetually muffled.