About Brian Michael Murphy

Brian Michael Murphy is a poet, Ph.D. Candidate and Presidential Fellow at Ohio State. Follow him @raisedbymovies

Catching Up on Bestsellers

As a kid, I never read novels, graphic or otherwise. My brother read comic books, choose-your-adventure stories, Edith Hamilton’s Mythology, an assortment of Afrocentric tomes from Black Arts Plus, down on Parsons Avenue, and more. A good friend of mine,…

Earl Sweatshirt’s Bookshelf, and Time

Bookshelves do funny things to time. In a recent clip, rapper Earl Sweatshirt lets FADER TV tour his Hollywood bachelor pad. In a Cribs send-up, he guides the camera through his “hand-crafted closet,” a close-up of his “exquisite trash,” while…

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