It’s Bob Dylan’s 70th birthday. The Guardian takes a look at how he remade the rock memoir. What isn’t mentioned is how he also spawned 1,000 Greil Marcus imitators, but whatever.
- Zazen author Vanessa Veselka, talks to Largehearted Boy about music she likes. (Note:Larghearted Boy calls the book a “literary gem.” We trust his taste and will now go read this book.)
- Herman Melville’s 1856 passport application.
- The Bat Segundo Show talks to Tayari Jones, author of Silver Sparrow.
- Black & white photos of New York will never get old.
- David Byrne gets the documentary DVD treatment.