In our morning reading: Roxane Gay and Tananarive Due in conversation, looking back at the music of The Clash, and more.
As you might expect from its title, Mark Andersen and Ralph Heibutzki’s new book We Are the Clash delves into the history of a certain beloved punk band–but it’s the period that they focus on that might surprise some readers. Specifically, Andersen and Heibutzki explore the complex dynamics of the band’s final lineup, the music that they made, and how this uneasily juxtaposed with the rise of reactionary politics. Between this and the upcoming release of a new Joe Strummer […]
In our afternoon reading: notes on Jean-Michel Basquiat’s poetry, thoughts on revisionist Westerns, checking in with David Byrne, soccer’s influence on The Clash, and more.