Afternoon Bites: Serge Gainsbourg Photo Album, Nick Cave Live, Literary Self-Loathing, Sonny Smith, and More


“It should come as no surprise that Smith came to songwriting by way of fiction, beginning his creative career as a novelist and playwright. He brings the world­building methodology of those professions to I Need You Bad.” Looking at the new Sonny Smith-assembled Bay Area garage comp I Need You Bad over at Impose.

At Salon, Michele Filgate looks at the phenomenon of literary self-loathing.

Stuart Berman reviewed the new Nick Cave live album for Pitchfork.

There’s a new book out of photos of Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin.

The Dissolve on A Night at the Opera.

In news of sites we like: Hazlitt’s print edition has debuted, and Dusted has returned.

Submissions are now being accepted for Artistically Declined’s Deerbird Novella Prize.

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