Bites: The Dantean inferno of Brooklyn, Dickens Christmas Bummer, Granta Picks, Todd P in Mexico, Best Metal, and More

I loved this Gawker quote about the “ironic trailer park” they are building in Bushwick: “Every year they add a new level to the Dantean inferno that is artistic living in Brooklyn.” Lit. “What a wonderful thing it is, that such a great success should occasion me such intolerable anxiety and disappointment!” Charles Dickens on A Christmas Carol.¬† The Guardian discusses why the book didn’t give the writer a surplus of holiday cash. Taschen will bring you back to the […]

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Dusting off: Bob Dylan in Playboy, 1966

The February, 1966 interview with Bob Dylan was simply put, a portrait of the artist at the top of his game. Before the motorcycle accident, the “Judas” labeling, the noodling around with The Band in an upstate New York basement, and on the verge of putting out what might be his greatest achievement in a career full of high points, Blonde on Blonde, Dylan talked to Playboy. What caused Bob Dylan – whose disdain for the media has been well-documented […]

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