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January 2012

Philosophy Weekend: What Does Ron Paul Represent?
      by Levi Asher on January 1, 2012
Peace Eye! Fug! A Long Talk With Ed Sanders
      by Alan Bisbort on January 3, 2012
Philosophy Weekend: Does Ultimate Evil Exist?
      by Levi Asher on January 7, 2012
Kerouac Goes To Cannes, and Other Beat News
      by Levi Asher on January 10, 2012
Philosophy Weekend: What Is Empathy?
      by Levi Asher on January 13, 2012
Not Dark Yet
      by Levi Asher on January 17, 2012
Tech Lives: Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs
      by Levi Asher on January 23, 2012
Philosophy Weekend: Where This Is Heading
      by Levi Asher on January 28, 2012
I'm Writing As Good As I Can
      by Levi Asher on January 31, 2012

February 2012

Philosophy Weekend: Why Ayn Rand Is Still Wrong
      by Levi Asher on February 2, 2012
Beholding Holden
      by Michael Norris ... on February 5, 2012
Philosophy Weekend: The Shock of the Self
      by Levi Asher on February 8, 2012
Visions of Zippy: A Talk With Bill Griffith
      by Alan Bisbort on February 8, 2012
Philosophy Weekend: Groupthink, Group Mind
      by Levi Asher on February 17, 2012
Ghosts
      by Levi Asher on February 20, 2012
Philosophy Weekend: Three Quotes
      by Levi Asher on February 22, 2012
Unearthed! The 1949 Great Gatsby Film
      by Levi Asher on February 26, 2012
Eckleberg's Lair: A Walk Through F. Scott Fitzgerald's Valley of Ashes
      by Levi Asher on February 27, 2012

March 2012

Philosophy Weekend: Nietzsche in America
      by Levi Asher on March 2, 2012
Evergreen
      by Levi Asher on March 6, 2012
Philosophy Weekend: What Is This Thing Called Philosophy?
      by Levi Asher on March 8, 2012
Back To Occupy
      by Levi Asher on March 12, 2012
Talkin' Occupy With Vanessa Veselka
      by Levi Asher on March 13, 2012
Philosophy Weekend: Rebooting the Argument Against Egoism
      by Levi Asher on March 17, 2012
The Literary Life: Michael Stutz, Net Generation Seeker
      by Levi Asher on March 19, 2012
Philosophy Weekend: Delusions of the Group Mind
      by Levi Asher on March 22, 2012
Francois Villon, Poete Maudit
      by Michael Norris on March 26, 2012
The Paradise Diner
      by Levi Asher on March 28, 2012
Philosophy Weekend: Diane Ackerman and the Neurobiology of Love
      by Levi Asher on March 31, 2012

April 2012

Letter to Kurt, by Eric Erlandson
      by Levi Asher on April 3, 2012
Philosophy Weekend: Alain De Botton on Religion
      by Levi Asher on April 6, 2012
The Workhouse
      by Levi Asher on April 10, 2012
Philosophy Weekend: Sam Harris on Morality
      by Levi Asher on April 14, 2012
Kino by Jurgen Fauth
      by Levi Asher on April 15, 2012
Philosophy Weekend: Goofing Off
      by Levi Asher on April 19, 2012
Chelsea Redux
      by Levi Asher on April 25, 2012
Philosophy Weekend: Ayn Rand and the Paul Ryan Budget
      by Levi Asher on April 28, 2012

May 2012

A Break With Bobby Keys
      by Levi Asher on May 2, 2012
Philosophy Weekend: The Happiness of Adam Yauch
      by Levi Asher on May 4, 2012
Lautréamont, the Other
      by Eamon Loingsigh on May 7, 2012
The Literary Life: Spencer Kansa in the Zone
      by Laki Vazakas on May 9, 2012
Laurent Binet's Metafictional Dilemma
      by Levi Asher on May 15, 2012
Philosophy Weekend: A Dollar's Worth of Morals
      by Levi Asher on May 18, 2012
Awaiting "On The Road"
      by Levi Asher on May 21, 2012
Road Drops
      by Levi Asher on May 23, 2012
Philosophy Weekend: Anger Issues
      by Levi Asher on May 23, 2012
Visions of Brautigan
      by Michael Norris ... on May 28, 2012

June 2012

Philosophy Weekend: The Auguste Comte Awakening
      by Levi Asher on June 1, 2012
Someday This Will All Be Funny
      by Alan Bisbort on June 4, 2012
Ray
      by Levi Asher on June 6, 2012
Philosophy Weekend: Jonathan Haidt Makes Some Sense
      by Levi Asher on June 8, 2012
Why Reading Is Always Social
      by Levi Asher on June 12, 2012
Philosophy Weekend: The Trunk
      by Levi Asher on June 14, 2012
The Quiet Power of Robert Caro
      by Levi Asher on June 18, 2012
Philosophy Weekend: Siri Hustvedt on Desire
      by Levi Asher on June 19, 2012
My Dinner With Barack Obama
      by Levi Asher on June 26, 2012
Philosophy Weekend: Cognitive Bias Gone Wild
      by Levi Asher on June 29, 2012

July 2012

Talkin' Occupy With Eliot Katz
      by Levi Asher on July 1, 2012
Everything About Paul Nelson
      by Alan Bisbort on July 1, 2012
Philosophy Weekend: The Key
      by Levi Asher on July 8, 2012
Lew Welch's Ring of Bone
      by Levi Asher on July 9, 2012
Remembering Che, by Aleida March
      by Tara Olmsted on July 11, 2012
Philosophy Weekend: Will and Desire
      by Levi Asher on July 12, 2012
Changes: Bowery, Litkicks and Elsewhere
      by Levi Asher on July 16, 2012
Philosophy Weekend: Sense of Direction
      by Levi Asher on July 21, 2012
The Two Book Reviews I Couldn't Write
      by Levi Asher on July 23, 2012
Break Time at the Ol' Lemonade Stand
      by Levi Asher on July 26, 2012

August 2012

August 2012: Progress Report
      by Levi Asher on August 12, 2012

September 2012

Lost In The Woods
      by Levi Asher on September 11, 2012
About Litkicks
      by Levi Asher on September 18, 2012
The Wireframe: Jack Kerouac's Writing Techniques
      by Levi Asher on September 24, 2012
Familiar Streets and Faces
      by Levi Asher on September 26, 2012
Off To A Good Start: Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
      by Levi Asher on September 27, 2012
Adventures in Drupal 7 Redesign
      by Levi Asher on September 27, 2012
From Deep Cleveland to Rust Belt Chic
      by Levi Asher on September 28, 2012
Philosophy Weekend: Who Can Be a Philosopher?
      by Levi Asher on September 29, 2012

October 2012

True Vintage: Beautiful Book Covers From the 80s
      by Levi Asher on October 1, 2012
The Ghost of Ronald Reagan
      by Levi Asher on October 1, 2012
There Will Be Oil
      by Levi Asher on October 2, 2012
Segundo Out! With J. Robert Lennon
      by Levi Asher on October 2, 2012
What Should Action Poetry Become?
      by Levi Asher on October 4, 2012
Philosophy Weekend: Which Way Is The Road To Serfdom?
      by Levi Asher on October 5, 2012
Lit Comix: The Graphic Canon, Volumes 1 and 2
      by Levi Asher on October 7, 2012
Sing Along With Nicholson
      by Levi Asher on October 8, 2012
Nguyen Chi Thien, Hanoi Poet
      by Levi Asher on October 10, 2012
Getting To Know Mo Yan
      by Levi Asher on October 11, 2012
Philosophy Weekend: Will Americans Vote Against Trains?
      by Levi Asher on October 14, 2012
Cervantes Street
      by Levi Asher on October 14, 2012
Connecting With Moby Dick
      by Levi Asher on October 15, 2012
Neil Young's Book Is Not A Great Memoir, But It's A Great Something
      by Levi Asher on October 17, 2012
Philosophy Weekend: The Randian Moment
      by Levi Asher on October 18, 2012
Hitchhiking With Vanessa
      by Levi Asher on October 19, 2012
A Glimpse of Ray Bradbury (and Groucho)
      by Levi Asher on October 22, 2012
Drawing Finnegan
      by Levi Asher on October 23, 2012
Philosophy Weekend: The Nanny State and the Nanny Job
      by Levi Asher on October 25, 2012
On The Road: Sal Paradise Hits The Silver Screen
      by Levi Asher on October 28, 2012
What Good Is A Penguin Random House Merger?
      by Levi Asher on October 29, 2012

November 2012

Fleeting Tweets From Joyce Carol Oates
      by Levi Asher on November 1, 2012
Philosophy Weekend: Notes on an Insane Election Season
      by Levi Asher on November 1, 2012
The Africa Scene
      by Levi Asher on November 4, 2012
Please Write A Poem Today
      by Levi Asher on November 6, 2012
Whore Stories, by Tyler Stoddard Smith
      by Levi Asher on November 6, 2012
A Midsummer Night's Beatles
      by Levi Asher on November 8, 2012
Philosophy Weekend: When Cognitive Bias Gets Scary
      by Levi Asher on November 10, 2012
A Little Emily Dickinson Music
      by Levi Asher on November 11, 2012
Why Am I Reading Harry Potter Again (and Again)?
      by Ray Lumpp on November 12, 2012
Dark Heat by Barry Graham and Vince Larue
      by Levi Asher on November 13, 2012
David Amram on Wonderama
      by Levi Asher on November 15, 2012
Philosophy Weekend: Our Hegelian Times
      by Levi Asher on November 17, 2012
Beats & Blues & Poker
      by Levi Asher on November 18, 2012
Who He Is: A Memoir by Pete Townshend
      by Levi Asher on November 19, 2012
Philosophy Weekend: Our Twisted Communitarianism
      by Levi Asher on November 25, 2012
A Hipster's Guide
      by Levi Asher on November 27, 2012
Sometimes a Great Novel: A Look Back at Ken Kesey's Second Book
      by Michael Norris on November 28, 2012

December 2012

Philosophy Weekend: A Rulebook for Drones?
      by Levi Asher on December 1, 2012
"Go Sit With Uncle Phil": My Lifetime With Philip Roth
      by Levi Asher on December 4, 2012
The Other: Good Cover, Bad Cover
      by Levi Asher on December 4, 2012
Brubeck in Russia
      by Levi Asher on December 6, 2012
Philosophy Weekend: Cervantes and Descartes
      by Levi Asher on December 8, 2012
Mo Yan's Fiery Nobel Speech
      by Levi Asher on December 10, 2012
Nutritious for a Thousand Years: Allen Ginsberg's "Holy Soul Jelly Roll"
      by Eliot Katz on December 11, 2012
Ravi Shankar: Sympathetic Strings
      by Levi Asher on December 11, 2012
Philosophy Weekend: The Roots of Gun Violence
      by Levi Asher on December 15, 2012
Action Poetry
      by Levi Asher on December 18, 2012
Porochista Khakpour on the Gun Mystique
      by Levi Asher on December 19, 2012
Philosophy Weekend: Are We All Closet Utopians?
      by Levi Asher on December 22, 2012
2012: My Scattered Year in Reading
      by Levi Asher on December 25, 2012
Kafka For Kwanzaa
      by Levi Asher on December 25, 2012
Philosophy Weekend: Redemption Song
      by Levi Asher on December 25, 2012