The Believer – Oct/Nov 2017

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A literature, arts, and culture magazine featuring journalism and essays that are frequently very long, book reviews that are not necessarily timely, and interviews that are intimate, frank, and also very long.

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ESSAYS

I Guess There’s Nothing I Can Do
by Lena Dunham
Are there some things you just have to know? Second-wave feminism, Sylvia Likens, and the
search for meaning in stories of sexual violence.

Outside the Manson Pinkberry
by Rachel Monroe
An obsession with the melodrama of cults and murders is common in teenagers – but some
people never lose interest.

Big Mother
by Clancy Martin
With all his faith used up, and on the verge of losing his right to see his kids, a father turns to
an impersonal technology to restore the trust of his loved ones.

COLUMNS

What the Swedes Read
by Daniel Handler

Stuff I’ve Been Reading
Nick Hornby

INTERVIEWS

Ram Dass & Rameshwar Das
Interviewed by Ross Simonini

Hanya Yanagihara
Interviewed by Alexis Cheung

Nii Quarcoopome
by Sarah Rose Sharp
An African-art curator from the Detroit Institute of Arts describes the production and history
of Ghanaian military flags.

Mary-Louise Parker
interviewed by Elianna Kan

Rob Zombie
Interviewed by Andrew Paul

COMICS

September All Year Long
by Danica Novgorodoff and Etgar Keret
A comics artist and fiction writer build a world where a credit-card swipe procures nice
weather for the wealthy.

Subway Ghosts
by Chris Russell
An illustrator uses unconventional materials to draw strangers on the stage most available to
him: the New York City subway system.

SYMPOSIUM

Various
A discussion on (mostly) books as they relate to the theme of repetition, featuring Stephanie
Burt on the poetry of YOLO, Sam Lefebvre on the vernacular of hardcore, and Keegan Cook
Finberg on the language of a filibuster. Plus work from Greg Cwik, Douglas W. Milliken,
Mairead Small Staid, Jeremy M. Davies, and J.W. McCormack.

POEMS

“Touching Stuff”: a new poem
by Peter Davis

“May Day,” “Prophecy”: new poems
by Marianne Boruch

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