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Carnies, Jihadis...and Hipsters [Aug. 3rd, 2009|03:29 pm]
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Hello again, y'all.

We got a lot of interesting stuff going on this issue. Laura Gaddy (is it too soon to call her Rocket Laura yet?) is giving us the 411 on carnies, and Jack has a triple threat--an interview with Rachel Taylor Brown, a review of Mohsin Hamid's The Reluctant Fundamentalist, and the first part of a five part series on...hipsters. I know, I know. Sounds scrumptious, doesn't it?

Just in case none of that gets your legs tingling, we also got CD reviews and Cortney's celebrity thing. Because, you know, we do music stuff too. As soon as you're done browsing/ getting a bad case of astigmatism from staring at the screen too long, mosey on down and drop us a line at music@racketmag.com. We like hearing from our peeps.

But just in case you can't get motivated, we're going to throw out some ice breakers of our own. Just like your 8th grade Social Studies class, but without the end of year book report.

A) Carnies have been keeping us all down for years. Not letting us win anything, and stealing stuff. Plus, that evil eye thing. So what's your carney experience?

B) Alternative Comix (or comics, take your pick) have been floating around since your daddy picked up his first Crumb. What's your fave? Which ones do you keep in that special acid resistant bag of yours, and which do you chuck as soon as you finish it? Better yet, which ones do you think deserve to disappear into the ash bin of history, never to be seen again?

C) The Emperor. Is he cool or the coolest?

Remember class, all reports should be typed on 8 1/2 by 11" paper, double-spaced, with in-text citations, or else we'll have to do something naughty to you (we kid about the 8 1/2 by 11" part).

P.S. http://www.racketmag.com/