In our afternoon reading: Nisi Shawl on science fiction and music, interviews with Gabrielle Civil and Devin Kelly, and more.
Morning Bites: Birthdays for Larry Bird and Willa Cather, Bolaño’s Nazis, Victoria Legrand on Air, and more
Willa Cather, Tom Waits, and Larry Bird all celebrate birthdays today. Who had the better jump shot? We’re going to go with Cather. At Tablet: Nazis and the work of Roberto Bolaño. Levi Asher on Vonnegut and Vonnegut biographies. Don’t want your mind wandering? A Yale study says to meditate. Jonny Greenwood to score P.T. Anderson’s The Master. Air teams up with Victoria Legrand of Beach House for the ultimate indie baby making collaboration. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, and […]
Philip Marlowe meets James Bond (Raymond Chandler and Ian Fleming) on the radio in 1958. The New York Public Library pulls the tarp off the front of the main branch to reveal a beautiful new face lift. Jonny Greenwood’s score for film version of Haruki Murakami’s book Norwegian Wood, has a US release date. An AP correspondent is reporting. that two New York Times journalists have been arrested in Egypt. (Photo via Dangerous Minds)
I don’t care about Radiohead. I’m sorry to offend any superfans out there, but I just think they’re rehashing Dark Side of the Moon for my generation: music for people who want to like something “smart” but are afraid to really dig. With that said, I like the bands guitar player, Jonny Greenwood. I began to realize this around 2007, when he put together a collection of his favorite reggae and dub songs for Trojan Records 4oth anniversary, for the […]