People ask me why I’m not more widely read, and I ask them if they read my essay about a rap mixtape that uses the word “spondee” and alludes to Ezra Pound. The Missoula Independent is a fine publication with extremely forgiving editors. This week I’m in there twice: once to wonder with mounting terror in my voice whether Trump’s nihilistic debate performance will affect his candidacy, and once to heap praise on Young Thug. Have you heard Jeffery, the mixtape I refuse to stop talking about? You should listen to that and spend all your time thinking about it. I assure you it’s more pleasant than wondering whether an obviously vapid rich man will lure our democracy into suicide by nostalgia. But, uh, be sure to read the column anyway. Then share it with your friends on Facebook or, if your friends still have hair, Twitter. People ask me why I’m not more widely read, and I say it’s their fault. We’ll be back tomorrow with Friday links!