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Steve Erickson

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Steve Erickson has contributed to The New York Times, Esquire, Rolling Stone and Los Angeles. He teaches at CalArts, and his new novel is These Dreams of You (Europa Editions).

One Hundred Years of Solitude didn’t just crystalize who García Márquez was; it crystalized who I was. Read more

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The rhetoric surrounding the president has always been extreme, but how far could it go this year? Read more

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This year was the prototype of what’s probably the best that can be expected of the Academy Awards. Read more

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Crossing the political divide within the family unit.  Read more

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Don't leave his presidency for dead just yet.  Read more

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2014 is shaping up to be just like every year before it, filled with people in politics and media unwilling or unable to recognize nuance.   Read more

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The president's untruths about the Affordable Care Act will continue to haunt him.  Read more

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Inside Llewyn Davis deepens the duo's turn from satire to elegy Read more

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This week's anniversaries of the Gettysburg Address and JFK's death are reminders of the true audacity of our democracy. Read more

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The legendary singer-songwriter of the Velvet Underground died Sunday.  Read more

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Tea Partiers mean no good to the country that the rest of us believe in, because they regard the country that the rest of us believe in as no good. Read more

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The finale is destined to underwhelm not just because of unreasonable expectations but because the show’s integrity won’t let it do otherwise. Read more

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The Danish series Borgen is a huge hit in Europe. Will its mixture of raw politics, social democratic ideals, and human frailties succeed in the U.S.?   Read more

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The mind that can entertain two opposing thoughts at once has been famously called “first class"—politicos characterize it as “muddled.”  Read more

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The March on Washington marked the beginning of a tumultuous half-year whose events would shape the decade's legacy.  Read more

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Woody Allen's new movie is the latest evidence of how superficial he is—and how his humor and New York sensibility have lured critics and filmgoers into overlooking his shallowness. Read more

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With her latest film, Sophia Coppola emerges as successor to Italian director Michelangelo Antonioni, master of disaffection and alienation.  Read more

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The verdict in the Zimmerman trial is an affront to the moral logic that makes up half of justice.  Read more

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The constitution has always been about the spirit of justice before it’s about the letter of the law. The Roberts Court is tarnishing all that.  Read more

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From Peggy Noonan to Mitch McConnell to the Tea Party caucus, conservatives have a habit of making it all about Barack, all the time.  Read more

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