The KGB Bar Non-Fiction Reader

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The iconic KGB bar, a seemingly tumbledown dive in the Lower East Side, is home to New York City's most diverse and exciting series of nonfiction literary readings. Susan Orlean, Jimmy Breslin, Budd Schulberg, Jack Newfield, Natalie Angier, Joyce Carol Oates, Luc Sante, and many others have all appeared on its hallowed stage. The KGB Bar Non-Fiction Reader reflects the mix-and-match whiplash mood swing atmosphere of their best evenings. Arranged thematically around such topics as Law and Justice, Faraway Places,...
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The iconic KGB bar, a seemingly tumbledown dive in the Lower East Side, is home to New York City's most diverse and exciting series of nonfiction literary readings. Susan Orlean, Jimmy Breslin, Budd Schulberg, Jack Newfield, Natalie Angier, Joyce Carol Oates, Luc Sante, and many others have all appeared on its hallowed stage. The KGB Bar Non-Fiction Reader reflects the mix-and-match whiplash mood swing atmosphere of their best evenings. Arranged thematically around such topics as Law and Justice, Faraway Places, Sports, Sex and Science, this diverse collection includes Natalie Angier's writing on AIDS, Luc Sante's musings on New York's former bookstores, Steve Earle's eyewitness account of a Texas execution, Lucius Shepard on hopping freight trains and the murderous FTRA, Mick Taussig's report from dysfunctional Colombia, David Remnick on Ali, Marcelle Clements on the trauma of Big City childrearing, and Jon Langford (of the Mekon's) mutant letters to a rock band. Other contributors include John Berendt, Jack Newfield, Katha Pollit, Marshall Berman, Joyce Carol Oates, Armond White, Richard Ben Cramer, and many others.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781560256014
  • Publisher: Nation Books
  • Publication date: 7/10/2004
  • Series: Nation Books
  • Edition description: First Trade Paper Edition
  • Pages: 414
  • Product dimensions: 5.44 (w) x 8.36 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
A death in Texas 3
You are cordially invited to my funeral 17
In the land of the Fischer king 23
Shadows of a room 47
The single-mom murder - February 4, 2002 57
My cocaine museum 77
Up the river 91
Traintime 99
Yodeling : velvet throats and leather paints from German proto-hippies to Jugend SS 137
Rebel music 143
Willem de Kooning 1804-1997 157
From Will you miss me when I'm gone? 161
Atlantic records : the introduction 173
Jazz and boxing 189
Letters from Anne Bourbon-Levinsky to Sophie Bourbon 191
Weird science 197
From The dream life : movies, media, and the mythology of the sixties 207
Braving the heat 221
"God bless Paddy Brown," we cried as we tossed his ashes into the air 225
Karaoke nation - or how I spent a year in search of glamour, fulfillment, and a million dollars 229
Karmandu 241
Fun, fun, fun 249
The unknown soldier 253
Talking dot.com inferno blues 257
The battle for New York 267
On the waterfront 279
Dark matters 299
The nudie cuties (1950-1969) 307
Youth vote 327
Riff on Rio 351
The Rubaiyat of Alfred J. Prufrock, MBA 355
Dust radio 359
A view from the bridge 369
Caught up in the mix : some adventures in Marxism 377
From RFK : a memoir 395
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