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Michelle Dean on Mary McCarthy and Hannah Arendt’s friendship at Page Turner. (We really need to see Hannah Arendt ASAP.)

Tyler Coates talks to the director of the play based on Tucker Max’s work that we’re morbidly curious about.

“I report this so you will know that when I began reading Taipei, my loathing was pure.” – The Millions talk Tao Lin’s Taipei.

Speaking of plays: Samuel Beckett’s manuscripts offer a lot of insight into what made the guy tick.

“Last year, the ceremony was protested by members of the February 20th Youth Movement, who staged a counter-protest they called “a celebration of loyalty to freedom and dignity.” Riot police dispersed the protestors by force.” – John Davidson goes to Morocco to search for “sacred music.” 

Because you probably want to know the best beers to drink this summer.

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