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  1. from the archives
    Elizabeth Wurtzel’s Best Essays for New YorkFrom her 1990 column “Sounds” to her more recent pieces about growing up and “living with intent.”
  2. sounds
    Shocked Value“… Though Michelle Shocked’s been through fringe movements from New York to Amsterdam, her songs are never preachy …”
  3. sounds
    The Garden of EdieOn Ghost of a Dog, the New Bohemians sound completely loose and relaxed, as if they were playing a live show.
  4. sounds
    Hot AirBut Seriously is full of the Big issues — homelessness, racism, and the other causes du jour that Phil Collins makes sound so trite.
  5. sounds
    Heavy BreathingOn Madonna’s Dick Tracy-inspired album, she sings, “I just like things a little rough, and you better not disagree.”
  6. sounds
    Backyard PartyCombining bluegrass, Middle Eastern, zydeco, and folk, Poi Dog Pondering hangs on to every last bit of fun in the sun.
  7. sounds
    Fragile InnocenceIntense Sinéad O’Connor, who seems to be striving for a vision of the Virgin Mary, can at times become self-referential.
  8. my terrible boss
    My Terrible Boss Was a Bully With a Toxic TemperThis week’s installment of My Terrible Boss.
  9. love and war
    Elizabeth Wurtzel Confronts Her One-Night Stand of a LifeI am 45 and have been living like I’m 25 since I was 15.
  10. design hunting
    Design Hunting: Backstage at the Ballet, Up Front at the Ace HotelGlass terrarium blobs, amazing feats of wallpaper, and the friendliest door-hipster in New York: Wendy Goodman brings them home.