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My Personal Culloden (Forever Heavenly). Review by James Mann.
The semi-truthful, semi-complete but always interesting history of the National Lampoon magazine and the comedy revolution it spawned.
Nick Zinner from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Zachary Lipez from Freshkills, and designer Stacy Wakefield create this modest chapbook. How is it? Well, it’s named accurately. James Mann spends 15 minutes so you don’t have to.
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