Afternoon Bites: Joe Hill, Robert Christgau, Ted Leo on Fugazi, and more

“From where I sit inside the whale, ’70s rockmags and alternaweeklies generated a lost trove of American criticism. With Willis and Nelson added to the eight other names now compiled one way or another — Lester Bangs, Greil Marcus, Robert Palmer, Richard Meltzer, Dave Marsh, Nick Tosches, Jon Landau, and myself — the early record is in a sense complete.” Robert Christgau on recent books by or about Ellen Willis and Paul Nelson. Joe Hill on where he does his […]

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Bites: Big Screen Risk, Blossoming Literary Bromance, Vonnegut Makeover, Folks Covering Punks, Doomsday FAIL, and More

Little known fact: The editors of this site are huge fans of the board game Risk.¬† We aren’t totally sure how we feel about a movie¬† adaptation starring the Fresh prince of Bel-Air though. Lit. The Faster Times takes a look at McSweeney’s taking a stab at making a newspaper. Three Guys One Book really, really like The Iron Will of Shoeshine Cats by Hesh Kestin, but they don’t have a crush on the author. Colin Meloy of the band […]

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