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THE FIVE SPOT: ENTERTAINMENT TO PUT IN YOUR BRAIN THIS WEEK
Guess what? All the fireworks this past weekend somehow transported us all back to the Swinging Sixties! The Stones are on the radio, the Minions are trying to steal the British crown, Masters and Johnson have just blown everyone’s minds, and Archie Andrews is… well, still hanging out in the Chocklit Shoppe.
BEHIND THE ‘EIGHTBALL’: THE PLAYBOY CONVERSATION WITH COMICS LUMINARY DANIEL CLOWES
Daniel Clowes’ comics series Eightball, which ran from 1989 to 2004, was one of the signature alternative comics of its era — creepy and tender, smart and disaffected, beloved by the cynical, cultural-trash-picking subculture it savaged along with everything else. Eightball was a one-person anthology: each issue collected whatever Clowes felt like writing and drawing at the time, from surreal narratives to brutally hilarious satires to carefully observed character portraits.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF SEX IN AMERICA
It’s 4th of July weekend, a time to celebrate America, our national history and fireworks, inside the bedroom and out.
DON’T PANIC, BUT WE’RE BASICALLY OUT OF CHOCOLATE
It’s not time to start hoarding Hersheys in your basement just yet, but be warned: The world is on the brink of a chocolate drought. NPR consulted a report from The Cocoa Barometer, a group of global cocoa sustainability experts, about the future of this precious plant.
ALEX MORGAN IS AMERICA’S HOTTEST SOCCER STAR
Before you cheer on Team USA in the Women’s World Cup final this Sunday, you really ought to take a moment to appreciate one of their hottest forwards, Alex Morgan.
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