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Alex Yablon

  1. fall preview 2015
    55 Albums to Get Excited About This FallIncluding Keith Richards, Lana Del Rey, and more.
  2. reunions
    The Strange and Lasting Comedy Genius of the Kids in the HallThe cult heroes are back. What’s kept their comedy so fresh?
  3. art
    Devo’s Mark Mothersbaugh’s Art-Fueled Journey From Akron to Hollywood“Whip It” was his way in. 
  4. profile
    Can Online Stars Desus vs. Mero Succeed IRL?Can online pranksters Desus vs. Mero translate their success into the real world?
  5. Jonathan Franzen, Greil Marcus, and Mary Harron on the Greatness of the MekonsThe three appeared at a Columbia University symposium late last week.
  6. fall preview 2014
    39 Albums to Get Excited About This FallIncluding Taylor Swift, Karen O, 50 Cent, and more.
  7. charts
    The Brooklyn Bandscape: A Recent History of the Borough’s Music SceneFrom Afropunk to Electroclash to Zebulon, an abridged tour of its millennial moment.
  8. books
    A No-Frills Buyers’ Guide to January BooksAre Perfect, Shovel Ready, and Andrew’s Brain worth getting?
  9. books
    The Nine Circles of Dan BrownOn May 14, dark prince of conspiracy-based historical thrillery will release his latest, whose first printing of 4 million copies all but guarantees that it’ll be a giant hit—and that it will create lots of extra work for everybody.