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September 10, 2005

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Doveman's Thomas Bartlett of Doveman and Salon.com's Audiofile lists "music you should hear" for Amazon.com.


Strange Horizons lists the ten stupidest utopias.


The Azureus dashboard widget allows for remote torrent management.


Michael Tsai collects critiques on the iTunes 5 GUI.


Wi-Fi TV lists worldwide streaming video sources.


Singer-songwriter Devendra Banhart talks to Billboard about his new album, Cripple Crow.

"Michael (Gira) actually writes all my songs," Banhart deadpans. "I'm the pretty face behind his songs. He takes his Swans lyrics and cuts them up, throws them in a bowl and pastes them together like they're poetry magnets. I work out and go to tanning salons and try as hard as I can to look like a dirty hippie."


Bret Easton Ellis is no fan of Katie Couric's interviewing technique.


Bret Easton Ellis talks to The Australian about his new novel, Lunar Park, and we find out that the producer of Pulp Fiction wants to buy the rights and star Russell Crowe as the protagonist.


Stellastarr*'s Mandy Tannen talks to Popmatters.

"When we went looking for a label, people wanted to create one hit wonders out of us, and we didn't want that. We wanted a career, and we really wanted to put a strong album out. We went touring for a year before the album was even released with RCA."


Bostonist reviews Sufjan Stevens' Thursday night Somerville show, as does the Boston Herald.


The Times Online wonders why many writers are still wary of an internet presence.


The Guardian covers the creation of "probably the coolest and definitely the quickest charity album in the world," War Child.


Pete Townshend plans to serialize a novella in a blog.


The New York Times examines the post-9/11 American novel.


The Edmonton Journal examines the iPod accessory industry.


The New York Times reviews Wednesday's Brooklyn Clap Your Hands Say Yeah/The National show.

When the counterpoint is upfront, the National can sound like the Dave Matthews Band; when the music builds somber marches, the National looks toward U2 or harks back to the early-80's heyday of bands like Simple Minds.


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