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Listen to Patti Smith Read Her Poetry in 1972 and 1973

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If we're going to do National Poetry Month right, we really have to feature some audio from Patti Smith reading some of her work in the early 1970s. (St. Marks Church, 1972) (NYC, 1973)

A Rare Look at Samuel Beckett’s Doodle-Filled Notebooks

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What colored crayons have to do with deadpan philosophical humor and the gargoyles of Notre-Dame.Novelist, playwright, poet, and Nobel l

Celebrating Heathers’ Cynicism on its 25th Anniversary

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In order to appreciate what a dirty bomb Heathers was when it was originally released 25 years ago, on March 31, 1989, you have to remember what exactly the “high school movie” was back then. The e...

The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, April 12, 2014

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From the hilarious season of China’s football league to the man to the Boston bombing survivor facing her 17th surgery, the Daily Beast picks the best journalism from around the web this week.

Baratheon and beyond: 15 absolutely horrible child rulers

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1. Joffrey Baratheon, Game Of Thrones (2011—)The product of an incestuous relationship between his mother and her brother, Joffrey Baratheon is more or less arrogant evil incarnate. Dubbed a “vicious idiot” by his uncle Tyrion Lannister, Baratheon assumes the Iron Throne after the death of his “fath

#tobyreads: The Unreal is Here

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Well, I tried. Given that the folks at Flavorwire are prompting the reading and re-reading of a number of Shirley Jackson novels, I figured I'd delve into a few myself, beginning with The Haunting ...

6 New Features of the Twitter Redesign You Should Know About

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Twitter's big redesign implies that they want to be your one stop shop for social media, but will the changes leave behind the simplicity that made it special?

10 People Who Use Crafting For Activism

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"The creation of things by hand leads to a better understanding of democracy, because it reminds us that we have power."

Elizabeth McCracken: I plan to eat the humorless!

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One of our great writers on her Twitter obsession, the quirks she fights in her own writing -- and cannibalism

'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Casts Michael Chiklis

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'The Shield' star will play Kathy Bates' ex-husband in the series' fourth season

10 Women Directors to Watch in 2014

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Here are ten of the many women directors to look out for in 2014.

A Song for Gabriel García Márquez

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Obituaries sing the praises of the departed, as they should, but those obituaries that matter most sing our song, too. It’s fortunate that my American first edition of One Hundred Years of Solit

25 underappreciated modern foreign language films

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A list of world cinema productions you need to see - assuming you're not scared of a few subtitles...

Boppin’ them on the head: 17 terrifying bunnies from pop culture

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1. Bunnicula, Bunnicula (1979)There’s nothing less likely to be evil than an adorable, fuzzy little bunny—or is there? Every year, Easter rolls around and providing both person-sized rabbits giving out candy and animated bunnies twitching their noses. But something about all that fuzzy innocenc