Afternoon Bites: Mekons Documentary, Chris Rock on “Purple Rain,” CMJ Festival Recap, Edward Carey, and More


Rob Tannenbaum on the film Revenge of the Mekons.

Chris Rock on Purple Rain.

The Austin American-Statesman talked with Edward Carey about his novel Heap House.

“A funny thing happens when a festival begins to scale down, though: the choices become more interesting.” J. Edward Keyes on this year’s CMJ festival.

Abraham Riesman looks at the history of the DC Comics character John Constantine.

Tablet has an excerpt up from Scott Ian’s memoir.

Talking The Empathy Exams at The Quietus.

Kyle Chayka on vandalizing art.

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