Morning Bites: Feedback Press, Vonnegut Novella, Amelia Gray On Water, Hunger Games, And More

Have you checked out Feedback Press?  Obviously we’re excited because our own Tobias Carroll is involved (figured that needed to be mentioned), but chapbooks by Maura Johnston, Mike McGonigal, and other great people is something we’d mention anyway. An unreleased Kurt Vonnegut novella from the late 1940s will be released today. Amelia Gray on the water in Los Angeles at GOOD. Hunger Games fever is upon us. We should probably mention the Wes Anderson commercial. Ancient Egypt making a comeback […]

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Bites: Karen Russell all Over the Place, Remembering Reagan, Spinoza, Rick Moody on Rock Books and More

Karen Russell talks to the Bat Segundo Show about her latest book, Swamplandia! The book was also the cover story for the Sunday Book Review. To celebrate 100 years of Reagan, Mother Jones digs up a 1984 issue that included Kurt Vonnegut, Studs Terkel, Al Franken and a bunch of fantastic artwork that tries to imagine what four more years of The Gipper would hold. “I am putting my money on Spinoza and not on Descartes.” – Commentator for this […]

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Prince Rama Bridges the Unknown Gap Between Kurt Vonnegut and Animal Collective

Posted by Jason Diamond Prince Rama, whose new album Shadow Temple, comes out on Animal Collectives Paw Tracks label on Sept. 14th, makes a sound that brings to mind Werner Herzog soundtracks done by Popol Vuh mixed Gang Gang Dance off-kilter beats. I guess the fact that it was recorded in Kurt Vonnegut’s grandson’s cabin also merits some mention.  But I’m not sure exactly why. Listen: Prince Rama – “Lightning Fossil“

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