To celebrate the release of The System of Dante’s Hell, the long-awaited reissue of Amiri Baraka’s remarkable 1965 novel, we’re pleased to give you a taste of Baraka’s provocative writing with an excerpt from the book.
To celebrate the release ofCensorship Now!!, an uproarious new essay collection from cult music hero Ian F. Svenonius, we’re pleased to feature an excerpt from the book on how yuppies and NPR gentrified punk music.
We went to dinner at the Russian Tea Room on West 57th Street. There was a gypsy beggar in the cold with a melancholy accordion player near the door. The music made me so sad I wanted to cry, but I went inside with Sir Rudolf . . .