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Abel’s 4000 Albums That Matter: Part Twenty-Six

What is it that they say? The train keeps on rolling so long as the conductor ain’t dead? Right? That sounds right. Just about as right as my grasp of the English Language and Her Grammars and Spellings. Well, whatever the caveat is, we will not question it but rather allow this third week’s installment […]

‘The Flamethrowers’ by Rachel Kushner – 5 out of 5 Stars

Rachel Kushner wrote the best novel of 2013. The author of ‘Telex From Cuba’ (2008) now sees her sophomore effort, ‘The Flamethrowers,’ as a 2013 National Book Award Finalist; her second go-round as a finalist in as many efforts (if you’re keeping score).  While book awards are not always indicative of artistic merit, ‘The Flamethrowers’ […]