In our afternoon reading: thoughts on the music of Pharaoh Sanders, a playlist from Berit Ellingsen, and more.
A George Saunders Radio Drama (More or Less)
I grew up in a house with a lot of records, one of which was an evocative recording of Dylan Thomas’s Under Milk Wood narrated by Thomas and featuring a larger vocal cast, echoing its roots as a radio drama commissioned by the BBC. In the years since then, some recordings of books have taken a page from the radio drama playbook: the audio version of Max Brooks’s World War Z echoed the novel’s oral history structure, and featured a […]
Afternoon Bites: Carrie Brownstein Interviewed, Dylan Thomas at 100, Joanna Newsom, Wolfgang Hilbig, and More
In our afternoon reading: conversations with Carrie Brownstein, notes on Dylan Thomas, Blake Butler on surreal novels, an interview with Isaac Fitzgerald, and more.
Johnny Depp: Man of Other Letters
Something learned while reading the Vanity Fair interview between Johnny Depp and Patti Smith, is that Depp is the owner of letters and manuscripts written by people like Dylan Thomas, Jack Kerouac and Arthur Rimbaud.
Dr. Dre vs. Dylan Thomas
From Dave Hill: Wales or Compton, who will be victorious? Listen: Dylan Thomas vs. Dr. Dre