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Your Sunday Long Reads: Frank Ocean and a Dad at Burning Man

Frank Ocean==2012 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals==Staples Center, Los Angeles, Ca==September 6, 2012.
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It’s Sunday afternoon — your last chance to read all that stuff you meant to read last week before Monday brings a new deluge of things you will want to read. Below, some of our recommendations:

Frank Ocean Can Fly” by Jeff Himmelman (The New York Times Magazine): Frank Ocean doesn’t feel the need to explain himself — especially when he’s talking to reporters.

The Old Man at Burning Man” by Wells Tower (GQ): The author takes his father to a mega-rave in the Nevada desert, and it’s about as weird as you’d expect.

Capote Classic In Cold Blood Tainted by Long-Lost Files” by Kevin Helliker (Wall Street Journal): Newly uncovered documents from the Kansas Bureau of Investigation deal another blow to Truman Capote’s claim that his seminal nonfiction book was “immaculately factual.”

Beat By Dre: The Exclusive Inside Story of How Monster Lost the World” by Sam Biddle (Gizmodo): How a boutique producer of arguably overpriced HDMI cables screwed itself out of Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine’s bulky headphone fortune.

The Auteur of Unease” by Hanna Rosin (The New Republic): What Kathryn Bigelow understands about the war on terror.

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Sunday Reads: Frank Ocean and Dad at Burning Man