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Getting There

The majority of this site is in place, finally. I’ll be redirecting my Nothing Has Been Done Before site here; it doesn’t make any sense to keep two websites going with so many overlapping purposes and resources. All of the book resources have been transferred here. I hope to get more photos and music uploaded […]

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Brief Review of Novelty: A History of the New

One of my recent goals is to have more of a presence at Goodreads, and so it makes sense to write some reviews. When they concern my own book, I’ll post a link here at my site–which is what I’m doing tonight with Michael North’s Novelty: A History of the New. It’s an off-the-cuff review, […]

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33 1/3 Takeover Days 4 & 5

Catching up with the final two installments of my behind-the-scenes blogging at 33 1/3’s great website. Read Day 4, “American Studies,” and Day 5, “Alternate Takes and Outtakes.” Both cover topics I’ll revisit here on the site eventually. Again, many thanks to the Bloomsbury Academic staff for letting me share more about Nothing Has Been […]

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Origin Story

Nothing Has Been Done Before began coming together in the late summer and early fall of 2014, largely as a collision of three texts: Arthur Danto’s After the End of Art, Boris Groys’ On the New, and Greil Marcus’ The History of Rock ‘n’ Roll in Ten Songs. I was reviewing the latter for the […]