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Kill Your Idols  

Sonic Youth’s DIY ethic couldn’t sustain itself in the face of a corporate world eager to market youthful anger like any other commodity. But Kim Gordon’s remarkable new book shows that no matter how institutionalized it became, punk offered a radical way of seeing the world.

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Punk’d by Memory  

Richard Hell left behind the idea of self-cultivation as an art form—that discerning judgment constitutes who we are or can be at our best. He also warned of how so much revolt can form a narcissistic prison.

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OH-IO: Why My State Really Mattered This Election  

Click here to read the rest of our election symposium. “We believe that in order to preserve our own freedoms and pursue our own happiness, we can’t just think about ourselves….We have to think about our fellow citizens with whom …

Young, Rebellious, and White  

A Nation of Outsiders: How the White Middle Class Fell in Love with Rebellion in Postwar America by Grace Elizabeth Hale Oxford University Press, 2011, 386 pp. CULTURAL REBELLION is at the center of American history and has intersected with …

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