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Set in a New York City co-working space in 2013, Lou Reed’s Nephew unfolds—like Diderot’s Rameau’s Nephew, from which it takes inspiration—via a months-long acquaintance between the title character and a struggling Gen X entrepreneur who is by turns baffled, shocked, and awed by his blithe young interlocutor. Along the way, they dissect such important topics as storytelling, boring people, the disappearance of typing as a profession, the cult of best practices, Big Data, the failure of writing as a communication technology, and scrimshaw.
New episodes will appear Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 20 to October 27.
About the Author
Jim Hanas is the author of the short story collection Why They Cried (Joyland/ECW Press). His writing has appeared in Electric Literature, Fence, McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, and One Story, and has been anthologized in Fifty-Two Stories: New Writing from Harper Perennial, The Gawker Guide to Conquering All Media, and Significant Objects. He has also written about media and culture for Ad Age, Fast Company, and the New York Observer. He holds an MA in Philosophy from the University of Memphis.