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3:AM Reloaded

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What you (may have) missed on 3:AM recently:

Fiction: ‘Ever After’ by Nicholas Hogg, ‘The Elect’ by Gavin J. Grant, ‘The Silent Lily’ by Letícia Palmeira (courtesy of 3:AM Brasil), ‘Dog’ by Jeremy C. Shipp

Flash Fiction: ‘Piglet ‘ by Anne Elliott, ‘This is Only a Test’ by Tiff Holland

Reviewed: Max Dunbar on David Aaronovitch’s Voodoo Histories, Pete Carvill on Jon Hotten’s The Years of the Locust, Beth Harrington on Tahar Ben Jelloun’s Leaving Tangier & Charles Thomson on Jane Kelly’s Inside

Non-Fiction: Ewan Morrison on How Not To Be a YBA:

I was there, I saw it. I saw Damon Albarn schmooze with Tony Blair, I saw Damien Hirst on a magazine cover against the British flag. I saw the great, old, dead empire try to rise again and proclaim the Young British Artists proudly as it’s own. To be honest I wasn’t quite there. I was, usually, a good few hundred feet away but I witnessed many of my friends, enemies and drinking buddies become YBA stars, and, in retrospect, I am glad that I dropped out. All the hysteria was too much for my paranoid self and all very confusing; I took to my bed for several years in the early 90s as the media proclaimed a renaissance in British Art and so am glad not to have suffered the complex burden of being a success of any kind.

First posted: Sunday, May 31st, 2009.

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