Morning Bites: Rum Diary preview, The Recipe Project, John Minichillo, Springsteen Suicide, and more

We’re pretty excited to see Johnny Depp (who never seems to age) in another Hunter S. Thompson role.  So the preview for the The Rum Diary obviously makes us very happy. The Recipe Project, the cookbook put together by One Ring Zero, which features uber-chefs like Mario Batali, David Chang, and Isa Chandra Moskowitz, gets a writeup at Huff. Po. About five seconds after reading it, we got really hungry.  Too bad we’re probably only going to be eating beans […]

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Music for Yom Kippur Weekend: Bjork & Antony, Parenthetical Girls, Gayngs

Posted by Jason Diamond I’m not going to be doing anything fun for the 24 hours after sundown.   Just sitting around, fasting, and feeling shitty about everything I’ve done in the last year.  At least I’ll have music. I won’t have “Flétta,” the stunning duet between Antony and Bjork that was up on Stereogum yesterday, because the song wasn’t officially supposed to go up; and what isn’t supposed to go up, must come down.  This was my first encounter with […]

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Bites: Bolaño syllabus, Jewish Wild Things, David Byrne, Hot Topic tour, and more.

Lit. The Millions have an essay, “A Bolaño Syllabus.”  That’s all, nothing witty.  Just read it. Tablet Magazine, happy to point out that Where the Wild Things Are has “profoundly Jewish roots,” calls Paste Magazine’s essay which informs this theory “overwrought.”  The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Once a dream, now a reality. L Magazine interviews Stephen Elliott, author of The Adderall Diaries. Google may modify its online book deal (Thanks, Boston Globe) Dear Conversational Reading, Mainstream publishing mystifies us […]

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