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Arts+Culture Longread

Paul Nelson: word perfect

Before turning his back on journalism, Paul Nelson helped Bowie, Dylan, and Cohen on their way to the big time. In 2006 he starved himself to death, his press clippings and record collection the only witnesses

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Music Longread

James Hamilton: primitive cool

Patti Smith’s journalistic partner-in-crime – the legendary but low-key image-maker James Hamilton – captured the beating heart of the Big Apple for 40 years