Chuck Klosterman
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"Charles John" ""Chuck"" "Klosterman" is an American author and essayist who has written books and essays focused on American popular culture. He has been a columnist for Esquire (magazine)/Esquire and and writes "The Ethicist" column for The New York Times Magazine. Klosterman is the author of eight books including two novels and the essay collection, Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto.

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Small towns usually make sure their places of doom disappear. But that's not the case here: In West Warwick, what used to be a tavern is now an ad hoc cemetery -- which is the role taverns play in most small towns, but not as obviously as this.

In and of itself, nothing really matters. What matters is that nothing is ever in and of itself.

I guess what I'm saying is, I'm not your enemy.

Sometimes I think children are the worst people alive. And even if they're not - even if some smiling toddler is as pure as Evian - it's only a matter of time ... As far as I can tell, the nicest thing you can say about children is that they haven't done anything terrible yet.

I am a marijuana person.

Unless you're Shannon Hoon (of Blind Melon), dying is the only thing that guarantees a rock star will have a legacy that stretches beyond temporary relevance.

Killing Yourself to Live: 85 Percent of a True Story.

ANYWAY, by the time you read this sentence, the song I am referring to will be ten thousand years old.