Afternoon Bites: Wells Tower and zines, handselling, Blake Butler, and more

“Though his voice sounds confident and easy, there is something trapped in the tenor of the recordings, a carefully arranged throb that lines the ageless, spacious pop sense that would lead him to sell songs to the likes of Fats Domino and Jerry Lee Lewis.” For┬áThe Oxford American‘s music issue,┬áBlake Butler writes about the late singer/songwriter Jimmy Donley. Wells Tower: not fond of doing online interviews; very fond of making zines. WORD’s Jenn Northington on the art and origins of […]

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Bites: A Woman’s Wit, James Franco is on Daytime TV, So What?, Aerosmith Understands the Internet, and more

The New York Times reviews “A Woman’s Wit: Jane Austen in Life and Legacy” on exhibit at The Morgan Library & Museum. Lit. Even though there are approximately one billion newly published food memoirs per American second, everyone’s still obsessing over Jonathan Safran Foer and his book about that ultra-modern idea of vegetarianism. Wells Tower is also still writing for Outside Mag. According to the Rumpus, this is one example of why fiction writers make good journalists. The Guardian reviews […]

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