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New York Times Dismissal

May 27, 2016

I first saw this largely negative New York Times review a few nights ago and didn’t lose sleep over it. Granted, I took ten milligrams of Zolpidem. A day later, I found myself cooking dinner, listening to the new Chance the Rapper album, and, to my surprise–dancing. As disappointments go, then, really not so bad.

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Bad Paperboy

May 25, 2016

My ignominious career in newspaper delivery.

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May puzzle

May 23, 2016

This month’s puzzle plays with malapropisms. I hope it won’t be too Perspexing.

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MPR Story

May 19, 2016

Here’s a piece on me and the new book from Minnesota Public Radio.

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Los Angeles Times Review

May 7, 2016

I was excited to see this enthusiastic review of Amateurs in the Los Angeles Times.

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Star Tribune Review

May 7, 2016

A smart review of the new novel in my hometown daily.

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Largehearted Boy: Book Notes

May 7, 2016

Here’s a playlist I put together for Largehearted Boy of songs related in various ways to the new novel.

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Latest Paris Review Puzzle

April 25, 2016

Not sure if Vivian Darkbloom would approve of the anagrams I cooked up for this month’s puzzle.

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Time’s Marrow

April 23, 2016

Here’s a piece I wrote for Critics at Large about R&B singer Anthony Hamilton and his excellent new album, What I’m Feelin.

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Uptown

April 22, 2016

A Minneapolis-focused piece I wrote about Prince for Slate. It recasts some material from an article I wrote for Mpls.-St. Paul a few years ago, but adds some new stuff.

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