In our morning reading: talking Leonard Michaels, an interview with Leah Umansky, news of PJ Harvey’s next album, literary New Year’s resolutions, and more.
Talking Leonard Michaels
Over at Jewcy, former Operation Ivy singer, Jesse Michaels, talks about his father, Leonard Michaels. I want to ask you about your growing up. Your father Leonard, was an accomplished writer. Did this have any affect on how you turned out as an artist? Yes definitely, he taught me the value, the importance of art. It was never a consideration whether art was important, it was just a given. I mean art in the largest sense of the word, movies, […]
Bay Area Über Alles
I just finished thumbing through Gimmie Something Better: A History of San Francisco Bay Area Punk Rock (Penguin). The following things were thought up in my head: What’s interesting about this book, it isn’ t about New York or LA, it’s about this weird scene that produced one band who sold more records than just about all the important bands from either of those places (Green Day), and gave us some of the most enduring artwork (Winston Smith,Flipper logo, Cometbus […]
Bites: Twilight, The Beets, Leonard Michaels, and asking what really matters anymore?
Hipster Runoff “tries to understand Twilight, without actually reading it.” And in doing so, writes just about the only thing on the movie/book that I’ve ever cared enough to read about. Vol. 1 Story Series reader, and contributor to the site, Tobias Carroll went to go see The Beets, Golden Triangle, and Thee Oh Sees (maybe the best lineup of the summer), and this is what he thought. Tablet discusses the essays of the late Leonard Michaels Carrie Brownstein asks […]