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My latest Modern Library essay on Herbert Croly's THE PROMISE OF AMERICAN LIFE is something of a 3,000 word brawl with a thoughtful and deeply infuriating volume: one that still deserves our attention even as it drives any self-respecting social democrat crazy.
http://www.edrants.com/the-promise-of-american-life-modern-library-nonfiction-95/
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A new one hour Bat Segundo radio special examining the legacy of Mark Twain is now available online. The show includes several man-on-the-street interviews, conversations with UC Press's Benjamin Griffin, who discusses Twain's legacy and his work editing the three volume Autobiography, a chat with Ben Tarnoff on Twain's persona and his innovations in publishing, as well as a chat with Band of Robbers star Kyle Gallner and co-writer/co-director Adam Nee about how one goes about adapting Clemens in our modern age.
http://www.edrants.com/the-mark-twain-special-the-bat-segundo-show-552/
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The third and final part (containing P-Z) of my rather enormous 11,000 word article on the 79 great and essential podcasts that I listen to has just been posted. The latest entry includes such staples as This American Life and Radiolab, as well as a number of offbeat and alternative shows you may not have heard of.
http://www.edrants.com/79-great-and-essential-podcasts-i-listen-to-regularly-and-that-you-should-be-listening-to-too-part-three/
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I've just posted the second of my effusive three part list featuring 79 essential podcasts that are very much deserving of your attention!
http://www.edrants.com/79-great-and-essential-podcasts-i-listen-to-regularly-and-that-you-should-be-listening-to-too-part-two/
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I've decided to hold myself accountable with this essay. That's how you learn to live with yourself. And I really want other people to learn to live with their demons too.
http://www.edrants.com/on-living-with-an-inner-demon/
I live with an inner demon. But living with a demon doesn't mean that life is hopeless.
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My best books of 2015 roundup.
http://www.edrants.com/the-best-books-of-2015/
A breakdown of the best books of 2015.
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My essay on Truman Capote's In Cold Blood, has involved more than a year of reading and research, but I've finally finished it. I challenge Capote's approach, the book's commitment to "accuracy," ask why true crime is more aligned with gossip than human understanding.
http://www.edrants.com/in-cold-blood-modern-library-nonfiction-96/
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I've written a short essay on modern romance.
http://www.edrants.com/some-ruminations-on-modern-romance/
Don't let anyone ever tell you that romance is dead, even in our age of smartphones, hookups, and dating apps.
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I've written a remembrance of the late, great David Bowie​, whose cultural contributions and genius showed us how important it was to keep art alive by keeping work fertile and in an ever-changing state of flux.
http://www.edrants.com/david-bowie-rock-and-roll-chameleon-genius/
David Bowie's imprint on musical culture leaves a vast crater, but his life and music showed us how important it was to keep art alive by changing things up.
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This is the first of a three part article in which I reveal the 79 podcasts I listen to on a regular basis. The entire list, which also includes a great deal of impassioned praise and asides, is now about 8,000 words long. So I'll be parceling it out in installments over the next week.
http://www.edrants.com/79-great-and-essential-podcasts-i-listen-to-regularly-and-that-you-should-be-listening-to-too-part-one/
This is the first of a three part article listing 79 great and essential podcasts that will replenish your soul and keep you walking this earth with a step in your stride.
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What accounts for Donald J. Trump's inexplicable rise? In this essay, I consider that one key to defeating him may very well involve how politicians use the word "great."
http://www.edrants.com/on-the-rise-of-trump-the-failure-to-reach-the-american-people-and-the-importance-of-great/
Donald Trump continues to surge in the polls and voice outlandish and reckless statements, but the key to defeating him may involve the use of the word "great."
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A story assembled from selected last texts I sent to women that I dated in the last year.
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Writer of dubious regard, host and producer of The Bat Segundo Show.

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