CULLMAN HAS WRITTEN FOR THE PARIS REVIEW, ANTAEUS, CREEM, DETAILS, ROLLING STONE, THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE, THE VILLAGE VOICE, AND VOGUE, AMONG OTHERS.

PHOTO BY DAVID PUTHENRY, 1985.

PHOTO BY DAVID PUTHENRY, 1985.


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AT EISENBERG’S SANDWICH SHOP

August 25, 2017
by Brian Cullman

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At Eisenberg’s Sandwich Shop, Twenty-Second and Fifth Ave:

Pale man in a coat and tie. Ham sandwich. Rye bread. Diet Coke. iPhone.

Cracker.

That’s all he says. Cracker.

Sometimes he says it as a question: Cracker?

Sometimes like he’s answering a question: Cracker!

Sometimes it’s like the punch line of a joke: Craaaacker!

But that’s all he says.

Cracker.

Cracker.

Cracker.

My wife says he talks to her.

Talks to her about tv shows or about her friends or about the color of the curtains. About the news.

But I walk in the door, and all he says is cracker.

……

Fuckin’ bird!


© Universal City Studios, 1979.

© Universal City Studios, 1979.

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SAM SHEPARD

August 3, 2017
by Brian Cullman

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VOYAGE IN THE DARK

July 21, 2017
by Brian Cullman

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Photo: Dan McCoy, NARA, 1973.

Photo: Dan McCoy, NARA, 1973.

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STARTING OUT IN THE EVENING

June 27, 2017
by Brian Cullman

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FROM THE COVER OF NONESUCH’S REISSUE OF MUSIC FROM THE MORNING OF THE WORLD.

FROM THE COVER OF NONESUCH’S REISSUE OF MUSIC FROM THE MORNING OF THE WORLD.

THE PARIS REVIEW

In Memoriam
DAVID LEWISTON, 1929–2017

May 30, 2017
by Brian Cullman

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A postcard of Albania, ca. 1910.

A postcard of Albania, ca. 1910.

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MY ALBANIA

May 24, 2017
by Brian Cullman

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LOSING

April 26, 2017
by Brian Cullman

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Valais, Switzerland, as depicted in the University of the New World’s Winter 1971-72 General Bulletin

Valais, Switzerland, as depicted in the University of the New World’s Winter 1971-72 General Bulletin

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On Music
MR. BERRY AND MRS. BLAVATSKY

March 21, 2017
by Brian Cullman

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Valais, Switzerland, as depicted in the University of the New World’s Winter 1971-72 General Bulletin

Valais, Switzerland, as depicted in the University of the New World’s Winter 1971-72 General Bulletin

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FLOWERS FOR HITLER

October 19, 2016
by Brian Cullman

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Giorgio Gomelsky.

Giorgio Gomelsky.

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THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS

January 14, 2016
by Brian Cullman

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George Martin, 1926–2016.

George Martin, 1926–2016.

THE PARIS REVIEW

In Memoriam
YOU CAN STILL HEAR IT

March 14, 2016
by Brian Cullman

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Willard Cummings, Barracks Concert (detail), ca. 1942.

Willard Cummings, Barracks Concert (detail), ca. 1942.

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WHAT ARE SONGS FOR

March 20, 2015
by Brian Cullman

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From a fifties-era Pan Am ad.

From a fifties-era Pan Am ad.

 

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THE GORDON

August 24, 2015
by Brian Cullman

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Photo: Morven, via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Morven, via Wikimedia Commons

 

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First Person
A NEW YEAR'S DRIVE

January 11, 2014
by Brian Cullman

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The Jaymetts Record

The Jaymetts Record


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In Memoriam
SIT AND CRY WITH THE DOOR CLOSED

October 28, 2013
by Brian Cullman

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Tom Forcade, Mayer Vishner, Abbie Hoffman, 1971.

Tom Forcade, Mayer Vishner, Abbie Hoffman, 1971.

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In Memoriam
FIFTH BUSINESS

September 11, 2013
by Brian Cullman

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On Music
THINGS BEHIND THE SUN

December 27, 2012
by Brian Cullman

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On Music
FREEDOM AND LIGHT

December 17, 2012
by Brian Cullman

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On Music
HELPLESS: ON THE POETRY OF NEIL YOUNG

October 23, 2012
by Brian Cullman

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ROOTSWORLD

HOLIDAYS IN THE SUN

February, 2016
by Brian Cullman

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