Bites: Coppenhagen Winds Down, Inspiring Writers, Writer Mystique, Paul Bowles, Journalist Deaths, Gay Albums, and More

(Poster via Boing Boing) The World Climate Conference in Copenhagen is winding down, but there has been some great reporting.  Our friend Aaron Lake Smith in particular has supplied us with some interesting points of view at Audobon Magazine. David Corn at Mother Jones: “geo-politics trumped geo-science.” Thom Yorke is hanging out and looking like a derelict.  Maybe trying to fit in with the protesters? Lit. The Rumpus talks Paul Bowles. I’d be fascinated to know what Bowles would think […]

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Bites: Bolaño and Borges, Nin on LSD, Nick Cave Photoshopped, the Greatest Metal Tour EVER, and More

I’ve loved just about every installment of “What Bolaño Read” over at MobyLives.  Today, the late Chilean writers fondness for Jorge Luis Borges. Lit. Anais Nin on LSD’s value at Arthur. I only wished people had had time to study drugs as they studied religion or philosophy and to adapt to this chemical alteration of our bodies. Token magical realism “seems not just forced, but fashionable” says Alastair Harper of the Guardian. Go on over to My Old Kentucky Blog, […]

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