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Introduction

Introduction

If you’re a careful reader of this paper, you may have looked at the cover and thought “What the fuck is up with City Paper and all of this ‘...

Occupy the Past

Occupy the Past

William Barry was a union organizer for over 20 years. Then, in his words, he “went bad—got married and had kids.” He stayed at home to raise...

Bad Guys Finish First

Bad Guys Finish First

In his 2013 book, “I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling with Villains (Real and Imagined),” Chuck Klosterman starts one chapter suggesting, “Let&...

X Files

X Files

The story begins with a hole in the ground. But not just a hole, of course. It resembles one of those medieval stone staircases that circle up the insides of...

Body Politic

Body Politic

Melissa Gira Grant’s debut book “Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work” (Verso) isn’t merely a sobering dissection of how sex work and sex workers are...

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