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The Best Books I Read in 2017

Here are the best books I read this year. I actually read a book put out this year for once! But it didn’t make the list. To be honest I only read two books which stood out as being amazing … Continue reading

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2017 in Review: Quotes Part 2

…continuing with quoting stuff… Издалека доносилась тишина —Булгаков, Театральный роман Бомбардов был актером Независимого Театра, сказал, что слышал мою пьесу и что, по его мнению, это хорошая пьеса. С первого же момента я почему-то подружился с Бомбардовым. Он произвел на … Continue reading

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2017 in Review: Quotes Part 1

Here’s the first part of the quotes for this year. “Think about how diametrically opposed to your own self-interest getting knifed in the nuts and having fractures set without a general would be” —David Foster Wallace, Consider the Lobster “It was … Continue reading

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2017 in Review: Articles, etc.

Here are interesting things I read on the internet this year, in an annual version of No Value Added History “I thought I was smarter than almost everybody” Shaun Walker in the guardian tells the story of the broken life … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Кофемолка”

Attention Conservation Notice: a too-long and not particularly coherent review of the Russian translation of Michael Idov’s novel “Ground Up”. This should not be of interest to anyone, because Idov presumably can guess everything I’m going to say about it … Continue reading

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Top 10 Businesses in Bellingham, WA

It’s my last day (for the time being) in Bellingham, and what better way to celebrate than with commerce! Here are some business establishments in the town that come with the Rated Zed seal of approval: Vital (Bouldering Gym) — … Continue reading

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2016 in Review: Articles etc.

Here are some interesting things I read on the internet in 2016, in this episode of “no value added” World Skopje, City on the Make Alexander Clapp in the Baffler writes about the Macedonian government’s bizarre penchant for recreating other places’ … Continue reading

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