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The Untold History of Zines… Christopher Becker: The Man Who Killed Factsheet Five

When I interview people for this series, I invariably ask them how they came to know about the existence of the underground press — how they came to discover that there were actually brilliant, obsessed people out there in the world who weren’t waiting to get professional writing jobs, but instead just doing it themselves, […]

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On turning 50 and celebrating my 25th anniversary with Linette on the same day

I’ve now been with Linette for exactly half my life. Today marks not only the 50th anniversary of my birth, but the 25th anniversary of our first date. Saying that I shouldn’t just be sitting around the house on my 25th birthday, Linette drove out to Ann Arbor, picked me up, and took me for […]

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It’s like a jelly donut full of crab meat, only without the crab meat

[This conversation with the spine surgeon took place a few weeks ago, as we looked at images from my MRI. Basically she told me that I’d never get my old disk back, but that, by watching what I did, and building up my core strength, I could avoid future flair ups. I forget the exact […]

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