THE BELIEVER MAY 2006
In the May 2006 issue:
Thirteen Ways of Seeing Nature in L.A. by Jenny Price ?
The relentlessly iconic city of Los Angeles is the ideal place to challenge the established American nature story.
Stuff I’ve Been Reading by Nick Hornby
“They Want Us to Look.” by Andy Selsberg
Finding meaning in the meaningless sex of ’80s teen sex comedies.
Always Intense by Jim Ruland
Team Believer repossesses Repo Man with a scavenger hunt through the netherlands of L.A.
Sedaratives by Fred Armisen
Charming Deformities by Michelle Tea
Passing as heterosexual and culturally “normal” at the Annual Taxidermy Convention in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Four-Color Comics by Michael Kupperman
John Glassie on Charles D’Ambrosio, Chris Tamarri on Killoffer, Ross Simonini on Maile Meloy,Lara Tupper on Kim Ponders, Lytton Smith on Shanxing Wang, and Kimberly, and Chisholm on Etgar Keret
Jim White interviewed by Steve Almond
Beginning a career as professional surfer, fashion model, taxi driver, and filmmaker, White is now the most evocative lyricist on Earth.
Schema: Lighthearted Cookbook Blurbs, compiled by Brian McMullen
Recent Updates to the Dewey Decimal System by Rivka Galchen & Aaron Harnly
Arnold Davidson interviewed by Benjamin Cohen
What do the stigmata of Francis of Assisi have to do with WMDs?
Orhan Pamuk interviewed by Alexandra Rockingham
The Turkish writer on readers as religious minority.
Nicole Holofcener interviewed by Meghan Daum
Making movies about coming of age that aren’t coming-of-age movies.
Star Fish a cartoon by Demetri Martin