No Father to His Style

Brian Michael Murphy
January 12, 2016
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On the Biz Markie’s smash hit “Just a Friend,” which I remember watching and singing along with on The Box, he sings a pleading, straining chorus over literally perfect music. Marley Marl’s drums at a relatively slow tempo compared to…

Why We Chose Them

David Lynn
January 11, 2016
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This monthly column usually offers editors’ thoughts on why we originally fell in love with—and ultimately published in the Kenyon Review or KROnline—a particular story or poem or essay. It’s become one of our most popular features. Readers and, especially,…

Gus, All Too Human

Brian Michael Murphy
January 1, 2016
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“I swear, Gus. You’d argue with a possum.” -Call Is Lonesome Dove the greatest miniseries of all time? I’ve definitely watched it more times than any other miniseries. Watching Roots was like jury duty–just tried to get through it, though…

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