Did you read about Playboy, bagels and lox, and Gwar? | Bleader

Did you read about Playboy, bagels and lox, and Gwar?


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Gwar: Book this band for the Super Bowl!
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Hey, did you read:

• This account of a Michigan cage fighter's faked death and criminal resurrection, combining text with digitized illustrations done in the style of a graphic novel? Tony Adler

• About black men "pinioned beneath poverty and history and racism" in the modern American South? (Dwight Garner reviews Men We Reaped, the new memoir by National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward.) Steve Bogira

• About how Hugh Hefner and Playboy are actually feminist, in their own special way? Aimee Levitt

• That the University of Alabama has just moved to desegregate its Greek system? Mick Dumke

• This natural and social history of bagels and lox? Aimee Levitt

• About trumpeter Nicholas Payton schooling Pharrell Williams on musical theft? Peter Margasak

• About the petition to get the NFL to book Gwar for the Super Bowl halftime show? Leor Galil

• About a parking spot in Lakeview that is notorious for attracting bird droppings? ("It looks like something out of a horror film," one resident says.) Tal Rosenberg