Bites: John Updike rumors, best fiction so far, Billy Clinton still kicking, Leonard Cohen is gonna be alright, and more

A John Updike rumor over at Three Guys One Book Slate on L. Frank Baum, and the first American fairy tale. The Millions picks the “Best Fiction of the Millennium (so far)“ Ralph Nader wrote a novel Almost tis the season for Banned Book Week. Politics Nobody puts William Jefferson Clinton in the corner. Music Leonard Cohen is going to be alright. Jessica Hopper likes the English band Pens.  I do too. A.V Club talks Monsters of Folk Misc. Ladies […]

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Bites: The Pope embraces dandyism, Gary Indiana, own a piece of Virginia Woolf history, indie supergroups, new bookstores, and more

First the Pope says Potter is alright, now the Vatican is cool with the king of the dandies, Oscar Wilde. Strange things are afoot in Rome. Gary Indiana picks songs that relate to his newest work, The Shanghai Gesture, on Largehearted Boy. The beach that inspired Virginia Woolf to write To The Lighthouse is up for sale (thanks Litkicks) I guess starting an indie supergroup means that you need to sound like an updated version of The Traveling Wilburys, which […]

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