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American Juggalo

An excerpt from Kent Russell’s ‘I Am Sorry To Think I Have Raised a Timid Son’


When the hip-hop label Psychopathic Records released its seventeen-minute trailer for the eleventh annual Gathering of the Juggalos, a four-day music festival, five people I knew sent me links to it. I suppose that for them it was a snarker’s Holy Grail: everyone…


Remembering Kent Haruf


Longtime editor Gary Fisketjon on his friendship with the beloved author


I knew Kent Haruf pretty well before we’d ever met. Not…


An Excerpt From Kent Haruf’s Final Novel, ‘Our Souls at Night’


“I made up my mind I’m not going to pay attention to what people think. I’ve done that too long — all my life. I’m not…


American Juggalo

An excerpt from Kent Russell’s ‘I Am Sorry To Think I Have Raised a Timid Son’


When the hip-hop label Psychopathic Records released its seventeen-minute trailer for the eleventh annual Gathering of the Juggalos, a four-day music festival, five people I knew sent me links to it. I suppose that for them it was a snarker’s Holy Grail: everyone…


Preserving Expert Kevin West on Cookbooks and Agrodolce Spring Onions


The following is an excerpt from Kevin West’s Saving the Season, out now from Alfred A. Knopf.


‘Steal the Menu: A Memoir of Forty Years in Food’


The following is an excerpt from Raymond Sokolov’s Steal the Menu: A Memoir of Forty Years in Food, out from Alfred A. Knopf on May 14.