Afternoon Bites: Literary Dublin, New Alexander Chee Fiction, Robert Christgau’s Best of 2012, and More

“With the book, you give something of yourself—something that may hold some of your thoughts and deliberations in the form of notes, or indicate part of your personal history in that the book may be heavily used or not used at all; it may be a special edition or translation; it may show traces of having been dropped in the bath, speaking to your reading habits.” Antonia Hirsch talks The Surplus Library at Triple Canopy. Colm Tóibín on literary Dublin. There’s new […]

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Afternoon Bites: Will Sheff’s 2012, Metal Past and Present, Michael Kimball Interviewed, and More

Matt Borondy interviewed Michael Kimball at Identity Theory. Really enjoying Will Sheff’s look back at his 2012 in music. At Dusted, Andrew Beckerman looks at the year’s best comedy. Gabriele Stabile talked with The Atlantic about Refugee Hotel. Splitsider on the history of The Wilton North Report. SPIN has chosen the year’s highlights in metal. Related: must listen to Horseback, and soon. Molly Templeton’s piece on hair metal from this week’s 3-Minute Metal Stories event is now online. What Blake Butler read in 2012. […]

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Ten Musicians Who Would Probably Write Good Books

Posted by Jason Diamond 1. Milo Aukerman  of The Descendents Sure, he’s a biochemist, but who ever said biochemists couldn’t tell good stories?  Maybe he could write a really good, short YA novel? 2. Stephen Malkmus (Pavement, Solo) Buddies with David Berman (Silver Jews, poet), writes lyrics that a lot of people cream themselves over.  Might be good? 3. Mark E. Smith of The Fall Influenced the above mentioned Malkmus.  Might give us a 500 page post modern novel about […]

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