Three-man weave -- My zombie, myself -- That's not how it happened -- The light who has lighted the world -- There's something peculiar about lying in a dark room. You can't see anything -- Liquid food -- C'mon Dave, gimme a break -- Where were you while we were getting high? -- I'm assuming it's going to be fun -- I need to be alive (in order to watch TV) -- I will choose free will (Canadian reader's note: this is not about Rush) -- Everybody's happy when the wizard walks by (or maybe not? Maybe they hate it? Hard to say, really) -- Speed kills (until it doesn't) -- Not a nutzo girl, not yet a nutzo woman (Miley Cyrus, 2008) -- When giants walked the earth (and argued about China) -- Use your illusion (but don't bench Ginóbili) -- The drugs don't work (actually, they work great) -- The city that time remembered (Tulsa, Oklahoma) -- But what if we're wrong? (drink the acid, swallow the mouse) -- Owner of a lonely heart -- The enemy of my enemy is probably just another enemy -- A road seldom traveled by the multitudes -- Brown would be the color (if I had a heart) -- I hear that you and your band have sold your guitars -- White's shadow -- House mouse in the mouse house -- The man who knew too much -- The opposite of Beyoncé -- Like regular music, except good -- Non-suppressive slacker -- Democracy now! -- Metal machine "music" -- 2+2=5 -- Advertising worked on me -- Hero in black -- Villain in white -- (1928-2013) -- Something else.
"New York Times-bestselling author and cultural critic Chuck Klosterman compiles and contextualizes the best of his articles and essays from the past decade. Chuck Klosterman has created an incomparable body of work in books, magazines, newspapers, and on the Web. His writing spans the realms of culture and sports, while also addressing interpersonal issues, social quandaries, and ethical boundaries. Klosterman has written nine previous books, helped found and establish Grantland, served as the New York Times MagazineEthicist, worked on film and television productions, and contributed profiles and essays to outlets such asGQ, Esquire,Billboard, The A.V. Club, andThe Guardian. Chuck Klosterman's tenth book (akaChuck Klosterman X) collects his most intriguing of those pieces, accompanied by fresh introductions and new footnotes throughout. Klosterman presents many of the articles in their original form, featuring previously unpublished passages and digressions. Subjects include Breaking Bad, Lou Reed, zombies, KISS, Jimmy Page, Stephen Malkmus, steroids, Mountain Dew, Chinese Democracy, The Beatles, Jonathan Franzen, Taylor Swift, Tim Tebow, Kobe Bryant, Usain Bolt, Eddie Van Halen, Charlie Brown, the Cleveland Browns, and many more cultural figures and pop phenomena. This is a tour of the past decade from one of the sharpest and most prolific observers of our unusual times"-- Provided by publisher.