Frank Portman, of one of my favorite pop-punk bands, Mr. T Experience, has a new book out called Andromeda Klein. He gives Largehearted Boy a great playlist for Book Notes.
- N+1: Not so into zombies/alien films, but likes District 9.
- Indichik put up an MP3 of Beach Fossils last week. I forgot to mention it, but it’s well worth mentioning considering this guy is putting out some of the best stuff I’ve heard all year.
- New York Times Book Review on “Desert” by J. M. G. Le Clézio
- Gawker on Roger Federer and his monogrammed clothes.
- Co-founder of Bitch Magazine, Lisa Jervis, talks to Michael Pollan for Salon.
- Bookavore asks: What if independent bookselling was like football?
- The Millions review of Inherent Vice is the last one I’m going to mention, simply because it makes mention of The Long Goodbye.