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18 Deadass Giveaways You're True New Yorker

Anyone can visit the City of Dreams but you, you’re not like those tourists. The Concrete Jungle is your playground and your dreams are as tall as the skyscrapers here. 672 more words

David Means--"Two Ruminations on a Homeless Brother" (New Yorker, May 1, 2017)

SOUNDTRACK: ROYAL THUNDER-Tiny Desk Concert #623 (May 30, 2017).

Royal Thunder is a loud rock band that is stripped down in this Tiny Desk Concert to just two acoustic guitars and a snare drum.  880 more words

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Lara Vapnyar--"Deaf and Blind" (New Yorker, April 24, 2017)

 SOUNDTRACK: NICK GRANT-Tiny Desk Concert #624 (June 2, 2017).

I had never heard of Nick Grant either.  And I wasn’t that impressed on an initial listen.  1,169 more words

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Akhil Sharma--"You Are Happy?" (New Yorker, April 17, 2017)

 SOUNDTRACK: GABRIEL GARZÓN MONTANO Tiny Desk Concert # 622 (May 26, 2017)

I have no idea who Gabriel Garzón Montano is.  The blurb suggests that even if I don’t know, others certainly do. 997 more words

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Innocent People are Confessing to Crimes They Did Not Commit. Why?

There are many reasons to confess to a crime, usually through a plea deal, for something they did not commit. Most do it after an evaluation of risks. 1,156 more words


Emma Cline--"Northeast Regional" (New Yorker, April 10, 2017)

SOUNDTRACKJULIA JACKLIN-Tiny Desk Concert #621 (May 22, 2017).

I’d never heard of Julia Jacklin, an Australian singer-songwriter.  But I found her music to be… 879 more words

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John Lanchester--"Signal" (New Yorker, April 3, 2017)

SOUNDTRACK: TROKER-Tiny Desk Concert #620 May 19, 2017).

Troker has instantly jumped to being my favorite jazz band.  And why is that?  because they have a turntablist and he is outstanding.  1,230 more words

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