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When Yakov Smirnoff Was King
by Jonathan Stern
Date: December 26, 1991 yakov smirnoff: I just wanted to stop by in person to thank you again, Morty, for the booking at the Flamingo. This is a big one; I couldn’t be more excited. Back in Russia, they…
Sasha Frere-Jones, music critic
Y.P.R. 1. You’re in a time machine that’s powered by musical zeitgeist: it can traverse the time-space continuum, but its landing coordinates can only be programmed for, say, Manchester, late 70s, or Seattle, circa 1991, etc. Which music scene would…
Brushes with Llamas
by J. Sallini-Genovese
Everyone in my neighborhood, I suspect, leaves for work at the same time. We drive along the main road between our development and the highway, where the funnel of an entrance ramp backs us up as far as the llama…
The Tragedy of Two Bills
by Calvin Liu
THE CHARACTERS: William, a boy Billiam, a boy Six attack dogs (more optional) THE SCENE: Springtime. William and Billiam play stickball in a small, fenced-in yard, with William pitching and Billiam at bat. The fence is about as tall as…
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