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All Gates Open: The Story of Can Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780571311491
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Published: Faber & Faber Social - June 12th, 2018

CAN was the coolest band ever, and the fact that all but one of its members are dead now is surely a sign of the dark times we now live in. This book is purported to be the most definitive biography of the band yet produced, with a "scrapbook" exploring their influence through the ages. A peek inside reveals an interview with none other than the man himself: Mark E. Smith - what a treat!

-- Michael


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Fascination: Memoirs (Semiotext(e) / Native Agents) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781635900408
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Published: Semiotext(e) - December 11th, 2018

This set of disarmingly unabashed memoirs is essential reading for anybody who enojys nostalgia and depravity. One wishes one's own youth was lived as far up to the hilt as Killian's.

-- Michael


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Three Laws of Nature: A Little Book on Thermodynamics Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780300238785
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Published: Yale University Press - March 12th, 2019


This is a great science book for more humanities-minded scholars. It's been years since I've studied thermodynamics, but professor Berry does a beautiful job of explaining how it works, why it expresses profound truths about existence, and what it can show us more generally about the human scientific endeavor. 

-- Michael


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The Wallcreeper Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780989760713
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Published: Dorothy a Publishing Project - October 1st, 2014

Nell Zink's lean, philosophical debut novel reads like a book of very sad jokes.

-- Michael


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The Edge Becomes the Center: An Oral History of Gentrification in the 21st Century Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781468308617
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - May 12th, 2015

If you live here, read it!!!!

-- Michael