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Afro-lunacy in bloom

AFRO-SURREAL: Fragments from the files of Dr. Snakeskin

Fill ‘er up

New poetry anthology American Hybrid has only half a tank

Electric gypsies

A Day in the Life charts the decline of the West and the search for another country

Speed Reading

The Tyranny of Oil: The World's Most Powerful Industry -- and What We Must Do to Stop It

His royal highness

Excess and seduction rule the vainglorious art of Yinka Shonibare

Vanishing points

Real change, or changing the subject — the search for truth within Roberto Bolaño's epic 2666

Speed Reading

The Face in the Lens and Blank Spots on the Map

Speed reading

Against Happiness and A Field Guide to Melancholy

Speed Reading

San Francisco Noir 2, Warhol Live, and Andy Warhol: Blow Job

Speed Reading

The Mammoth Book of Best Horror Comics creeps out

All mod cons

Fakers journeys through mazes of truths and falsehood

A scar is born

Gary Indiana casts a warm but scathing eye at Utopia's Debris

Just dandy

Modern Menswear outfits the new aesthete's imagination

Speed Reading

Ishmael Reed's pugnacious Mixing It Up

Shock and awe

Aurobora Press and the end of an era

The wayward west

America is not a freeway in Jon Raymond's Livability

This land was your land

The American West at Risk confronts mine-all-mine mentality

Speed Reading

83 Days of Radiation Sickness, The Photographs of Stanley Marcus, essays by LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka), and stories by Ed Bullins

Herself redefined

The word is the thing in The Collected Poems of Barbara Guest

Vive l’amour

Stephanie Young remakes icons and images in Picture Palace

Blessed be

The Necronomicon has an expensive 31st birthday party

Reel time travel

A book-length encounter with the criminally obscure Ulrike Ottinger

He’s not Michael Cera

And George Watsky doesn't need a fucking MC name

Along the y-axis

Scoping out Lily Hoang's Parabola