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Kink Goes Pink

Hugh Hefner had his reasons for not “going pink”—showing pussy—in Playboy.

Angular Banjos

In 1955 a piece of music premiered that briefly reconciled the warring factions of the European avant-garde.

The Last Bandit: Nikki Sudden, 1956–2006

The squawking guitar that kickstarts “Let’s Build a Car” by the Swell Maps is a strident, clattering testament to the musical creativity that exploded out of the UK in the mid-seventies.

Dimensions in Music: From Mambo to Salsa, Part Four

Drafted into Fort Dix after the Korean War, Robert Farris Thompson heard the Seventh Army needed a historian and volunteered.


The Brooklyn Rail

MAY 2006

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