Tom Waits’ new album ‘Bad As Me’ is out on October 25th! Holy crap are we excited.
Morning Bites: Jackson Pollock death day, Dana Spiotta on Bookworm, Jennifer Gilmore’s desk, Tom Waits fishing, and more
Today we learn what Jennifer Gilmore’s desk looks like, Tom Waits on a boat, No Child Left Behind is being left behind, Jackson Pollock is still dead, and more.
Weekend Bites: Less Than Zero Sequel has Less Than Awesome Cover, Tom Waits Does Shakespeare, Daniel Nester Giving Advice, and More
I agree with one HTMLGIANT commenter: the cover to the Less Than Zero sequel, Imperial Bedrooms, is horrible. Tom Waits to do Shakespeare. I’m just going to call it: the On the Road adaptation will suck. Getting around to reading everything Ralph Ellison is a task Troy Patterson at Slate is not up to. Daniel Nester gives tips for aspiring writers. Michael Schaub reviews Ten Walks/Two Talks by Jon Cotner and Andy Fitch at Bookslut. Check out our review of […]
To celebrate Waits closing in on social security, we present this video of him reading a poem by Bukowski.
Bites: The last Nobel mentions (maybe…), libraries in trouble, browsing, new Tom Waits, Mussolini working for the Brits, and more
One final Nobel link roundup. The New Yorker on President Obama’s “Nobel surprise“. N+1 says: “The peace prize’s reputation makes it a powerful tool. It’s not always the right tool, and it’s not always effective, but it’s good to have around.” “Herta who?” Drama over the economics Nobel winner? Lit. Dave Eggers, Jay Leno, and Roger Ebert. What do they all have in common? They are all in a book talking about their favorite childhood books. Over at McSweeney’s, a […]
Lesley Blume on NPR talks about The Boxcar Children, and other children books I might think of revisiting. Anton Corbijn is putting out a book on Tom Waits photos, fittingly titled Waits/Corbijn. “Five Pirate Books for the Perverted Reader” seems like an okay follow up to a bite on Tom Waits. Morrissey refers to himself in the third person, and hates EMI. In Venezuela, golf is a sport for bourgeois swine. In America, Tiger Woods still dominates. Tevye the Milkman […]