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Swede heart

Few contemporary singers achieve as perfect a confluence of sound and image as Sarah Assbring. It's deeply reassuring to hear mournful, stylized '60s pop coming out of a melancholic beanpole who resembles a recently bereaved Edie Sedgwick.
El Perro del Mar cheers up — a little
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  February 19, 2010
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Pants afire

The ratio of falsehood to truth in the universe has not, of course, altered one jot since the world began.
Fakeries and the faking fakers who fake them
By JAMES PARKER  |  March 13, 2008
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A philosopher in bunny ears

Martin’s new memoir, Born Standing Up , grants us our best access yet to this remote and brilliant figure — the cool architect of the comedy.
Steve Martin’s new memoir unlocks the freaky logic of his comedy
By JAMES PARKER  |  December 31, 2007