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In Praise of Poverty

I don’t think there can be much argument about “what counts as ‘selling out’ these days” . . . it’s the same as it ever was [“In Praise of Selling Out,” by Miles Raymer, June 22]. What’s novel are the arguments from journalists, bands, and blogs these days justifying it, none of which really make […]

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Cooler Than Thou

God help me for falling into the trap of writing to the Reader about Liz Armstrong, but this week’s column on M.I.A. [Chicago Antisocial, May 27] got me thinking. I can sympathize with the contortions Liz must go through before she can express genuine enthusiasm for something (heard the music at the cool parties but […]