Ben Ehrenreich


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  • 11 years ago | Longform

    Politics does funny things to people. In March 2005, when I first interviewed Jim Gilchrist, the Minuteman Project had not yet begun, but he already gave the distinct impression that he was in over his head, and knew it. “I never thought it ...

  • 12 years ago | Books

    Throw together an indie record exec (Richard Jensen, of Sub Pop and Up Records) and a smarter-than-smart, unfashionably literate novelist (Matthew Stadler, author of The Sex Offender and Allan Stein), and what emerges? With luck, something like Cl...

  • 12 years ago | Lists

    BEN EHRENREICH (Weekly contributor whose first novel, The Suitors, will be published in April by Counterpoint) Only one book this year had me laughing for a good half hour at the image of naked Joseph Goebbels, 400 pounds when emptied of entrails,...

  • 12 years ago | Longform

    The older people say that dèyè mòn gen mòn?; beyond the mountains there are also other cities. Those cities are fading. Those mountains are fading too, because the soil is no longer rich and they expose their stony bone...

  • 12 years ago | Longform

    The helicopter alone usually does the trick. Swoop down, raise some dust, empty a clip, break some windows, shoot a dog or a mule to make your point known. That should do it. Land, swords unsheathed, safeties off, be ready. A few shots in the air ...

  • 12 years ago


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