Afternoon Bites: National Lampoon Revisited, Farewell Best Show, Laird Barron & Peter Straub, William Basinski Live, and More


Nothing Major talked with Sam Knee, author of A Scene In Between: Tripping Through the Fashions of UK Indie Music 1980- 1988.

Kate Beaudoin has a fantastic article on jazz musicians affected by Sandy, one year later.

The Best Show on WFMU will be calling it a day in December.

Teddy Wayne on the National Lampoon‘s influence on modern comedy.

Laird Barron writes about hanging out with Peter Straub.

Hyperallergic on a recent William Basinski performance at Issue Project Room.

Tyler Coates has a fine essay on critical reaction to Arcade Fire’s latest and how we react to bad reviews of things we like.

Artforum checked in on NYU’s Occult Humanities Conference.

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