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“Like The Baffler of old, the sharpest pieces are readable and show a caustic, playful ability to zero in on a pie-eyed media hypnotized by the zeitgeist.” Chicago Tribune

“If you have a critical bone left in your aching postmillennial body, you owe it to yourself to seek out this avatar of a new level of intelligent polemic.” — Santa Barbara Independent

“More beautiful, more timely, and more relevant than ever.” Columbia Journalism Review

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“If arch anticapitalist rhetoric and scatological takedowns of corporate media aren’t your cuppa, The Baffler publishes a nice variety of fiction and poetry, too. Have at it.” The Paris Review

“A compendium of literary curveballs.” New York Times

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