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August 11, 2005

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The New York Times reviews Bret Easton Ellis's new novel, Lunar Park.

see also: Bret Easton Ellis's LHB "Book Notes" contribution for the novel.


Singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright does a proper interview with The Pitch.

Who do you want to reach the most on tours and with your albums?

I have to say honestly that initially -- and it still is true today -- I really loved the fact that my first fans were teenage girls and that I was sort of their lapsed David Cassidy.


Michael Chabon, Dave Eggers, Amy Tan, and other authors will auction off the chance to name a character in their upcoming books, and donate the proceeds to the FAP, a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to protecting and promoting freedom of information, expression, and petition. The auctions begin September 1st.


The Telegraph examines the current state of Britpop.


Donald Trump will soon start blogging, and the White House is offering its weekly radio address as a podcast.


Chartattack! examines this week's Canadian music charts.


Madison's Capital Times reviews summer film soundtracks.


Author Steve Amick's New York Times piece on summer (as part of the newspaper's "Summerscape" series makes a great accompaniment to his novel, The Lake, the River and the Other Lake.

see also: Amick's LHB "Book Notes" contribution for the novel.


My favorite t-shirt blog, Preshrunk, now has a forum.


Flagpole reviews recent reissues from Charlie Poole, The Woggles, and more.

Also in this week's Flagpole, a roundtable discussion with "creators and supporters of pop music in Athens."


the Phoenix New Times interviews the Chicago band, Head of Femur.


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