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Over at Full Stop, Scott Cheshire mulls the concept of Armageddon, or, as he calls it, “The Other American Dream.” Meanwhile, a French photography team is traveling the world to take pictures of cities “without signs of life.” Perhaps the fascination isn’t so American after all.
Recommended Listening: an interview with David Foster Wallace recorded the year Infinite Jest was published. Pair with these interviews and thoughts about what we mean when we talk about "rare" recordings.
3 Quarks Daily is running an Arts & Literature Prize to find the best blog writing in that category. Millions readers, we'd love it if you nominated some of your favorite Millions pieces from the last year for the prize.