Do you know who Marshall Mathers is?

You probably should. There is a fascinating profile of him — Imitation of Life — in the current issue of The New York Review of Books.

Indeed the current issue — dated November 6, 2003 (Volume 50, Number 17) — is extraordinary. It’s the 40th Anniversary Issue. You can read it all online, but I recommend you spring for the $4.50 at a newstand.