Today is Ian MacKaye’s birthday. His name was mentioned twelve times at our greatest 3-Minute Punk Stories event, which Impose took photos of.
- Ron Swanson + Rorschach from Alan Moore’s Watchmen =s Ron Sworscach.
- Dave Eggers isn’t going to Germany to accept an award from the Günter Grass Foundation.
- Melissa Broder gives a mix to Electric Literature.
- “I was in this shop in Edinburgh one time,” he chuckles, “and this wee guy comes up to me like: ‘You’re Irvine Welsh, aren’t you?’ And I goes: ‘Aye, I am.’ And he said: ‘I’ve read every one of your books.’ And I said: ‘Oh that’s great.’ And he goes: ‘I fucking stole them all, I never paid for one.’ Well that’s brilliant!” – Irvine Welsh talks to The Guardian.
- Daniel Nester talks with Ron Mann about his 1982 film Poetry in Motion, which starred folks from Tom Waits to Jim Carroll.