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Maggot Brain Summer 2023 No. 13

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Maggot Brain is a full-color, quarterly magazine edited by noted Detroit scribe Mike McGonigal. Each issue is 100+ pages packed with phenomenal content—art, music, literature, unpublished archival material, and more—with a simple promise to only exist on the printed page.

On the cover: A multi-part Prince feature, with reprints of rare writings by the great writers Ann Powers, Michael A. Gonzales, and Greil Marcus.

This issue includes features on:

  • Mary Lattimore – the great LA-based harpist interviewed by RJ Smith.
  • Audrey Golden’s Thought I Heard You Speak book on the role of women in Factory Records is celebrated with an interview by Jessica Beard.
  • Negativland – an amazing, very very in-depth feature on the whole ‘Helter Stupid’ debacle – strap on in for this one, by Cory Frye.
  • Roussel + Duchamp, illustrated – Philippe Lapierre delivers dozens of real and super-real vignettes of a posthumous relationship, with beautiful pointillistic drawings.
  • Stewart Lee by Richard Gehr – an awesome and dare-we-say-deep chat with the world’s greatest living standup comedian.
  • Katharina Kuhlenkampf drew this terrific comic strip about the delightful Go-Betweens song “Lee Remick.”
  • Emeralds – Fred Thomas on the much-missed Ann Arbor-based drone explorers.
  • High Risk Group by Tim Alborn – the full, fascinating story of the excellent, obscure Boston based 1980s alt-rock group.
  • Joshua Gamma – Murat Cem Mengüç on the big show the artist curated which explores the relationship between Christian psychedelic aesthetics and American subcultures.

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