“She’s like the bastard daughter of Sinéad O’Connor, except twice as crazy and six times as funny.” -At Rolling Stone, Rob Sheffield reviews EMA’s “California.”
- Ira Cohen has passed away. You should really know who he is.
- Tonight at Housing Works: Maura Johnston, Daphne Carr, Laina Dawes, and Raquel Cepeda talk fandom.
- At Dusted, Bill Meyer talks to Bombino about Richard Thompson, Sublime Frequencies, and his new album Agadez.
- “There is something unwieldy about the Internet Blake Butler.” Creative Loafing profiles the author of Scorch Atlas, Ever, and There Is No Year.
- The Towering Irrelevance has thoughts on David Albahari’s new novel Leeches, and makes Auster, Lethem, and Sorokin comparisons. It’s safe to say our collective interest is piqued.
- Natalie Portman’s dad has penned a novel filled with fake deaths, the holding of the First Lady’s embryos hostage, Black Swan allusions, and “micropenises”. Come on: Natalie Portman would read a creepy thriller if your dad wrote it!
- Memoirs of a gangsta: sage wisdom from My Infamous Life, the autobiography of Mobb Deep emcee Prodigy. Contains shout-0ut to Who Moved My Cheese?