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The History of Rock ‘N’ Roll in 10 Songs: A Conversation with Greil Marcus

Follow  The History of Rock ‘N’ Roll in Ten Songs on Facebook! In anticipation of the Saturday, May 31 broadcast of the 2014 Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame inductees, we are excited to announce cultural critic and Rolling Stone columnist Greil Marcus’ new book, The History of Rock ‘N’

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In Conversation with Susan Sontag: Art Through Metaphor

“Being intelligent isn’t, for me, like doing something ‘better.’ It’s the only way I exist…. I know I’m afraid of passivity (and dependence). Using my mind, something makes me feel active (autonomous). That’s good.” –Susan Sontag, As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh Susan Sontag viewed the world as metaphors. In

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The Voice in My Head: Steve Wasserman on Susan Sontag

By Steve Wasserman Among the first books I’ve acquired for Yale University Press, just now being published, is a valentine to my late and beloved Susan Sontag.  For decades, she was something of an Auntie Mame figure for me.  We spent years haunting used bookstores in Berkeley, Los Angeles, and

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