Guitar-based Digi-bongo Acapella-rap-funk-comedy Folk gets Sexy

Wellingtonians of the Year Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement (AKA Flight of the Conchords) have made Salon‘s ‘Sexiest Man Living’ list for 2007. Salon promotes its list as an alternative to People‘s better known “catalog of lantern jaws, bulging biceps and Seacrest hair”. The Conchords join actor Jon Hamm, radio host Ira Glass and chef Jacques Pepin in the honour. Salon: “A guy with a guitar is hot. A guy with an accent is hot. And a guy who can make us laugh is really, really hot. What, then, could be better than a man who embodies all of the above? Two men who do … Separately, they’re adorable, but together, they enter a pantheon of witty troubadours that includes Jonathan Richman, They Might Be Giants and Jonathan Coulton — men who are a little bit Bruce, a little bit Groucho, and more than a little appealing.”


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Class Consciousness in Mansfield’s Classic Story

Class Consciousness in Mansfield’s Classic Story

In a recent Forbes column, usually “devoted to Western (and sometimes Eastern) ‘Great Books’ or ‘Classics”’, contributor David Bahr this time examines the “minor Classics”. “These books or authors are not…