I wrote an appreciation of Andrew Mango (“Turkey’s champion”) for The Guardian.
The June issue is here! Now available to read on believermag.com and in a store near you. Featuring: Lee Ellis on outlaw marijuana farmers in Humboldt County, Louis Chude-Sokei on P.T. Barnum’s “anicent” slave; interviews with Ken Baumann, Carolina López, Elif Shafak, and Peter Matthiessen; reviews of snowfall, Go, Dog. Go!; poetry by Rebecca Lindenberg, and more!
Read it: http://blvr.org/108
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Robert Bolaño’s widow talks about their life together, his books, and his love of the computer game Civilization.
Heart of the Emerald Triangle by Lee Ellis [Full Text]
Despite legalization efforts nationwide, outlaw marijuana farmers still run the economy—and the culture—of Humboldt County, California.
George Washington’s “Mammy” by Louis Chude-Sokei
P. T. Barnum alternately described one of his earliest sideshow characters, Joice Heth, as ancient and as less than human. The fact that his audiences believed either story says something troubling about America.