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April 16, 2007


The Spokane Spokesman Review examines if the music industry is cracking down on blogs.

Fountain of Wayne's Adam Schlesinger talks to Popmatters.

“We’re not really rock stars. I don’t know. Playing in a rock band is, in general, a silly thing to be doing. But we really love it. It’s one of those paradoxes. If you take it seriously, you look like a jerk. But you have to take it seriously to do it well enough to keep doing it.”

Stylus inducts Kate Bush into its hall of fame, and kicks off a week of features dedicated to the singer-songwriter.

Wilco's Jeff Tweedy talks to Billboard about the band's new album, Sky Blue Sky.

Tweedy insists he didn't plan to tone down the experimentation of Wilco's recent albums, although he admits when he thought to himself, "What record do I want to hear right now?," the answer was, "I want to hear somebody just sing me some songs."

All Things Feist is keeping up with all the press surrounding Leslie Feist's upcoming album, The Reminder.

Minnesota Public Radio profiles the St. Paul folk music label, Red House Records.

The Philadelphia Daily News interviews author Jodi Picoult about writing the Wonder Woman comic book.

Q: You are best known for writing emotional, character-driven drama. How do you apply that strength to Wonder Woman?

A: I like to think that the reason DC came to me was because of what I could bring to the character. We all know Wonder Woman's tough and strong - but it's harder to point to moments where the ordinary reader can really relate to what she's thinking and feeling.

Daytrotter's Monday session features a performance by and interview with singer-songwriter Jolie Holland.

In the Guardian, John Lachester examines literary rights in the digital age.

Design Observer wonders if JPEGs are the new album cover.

May's edition of the Oxford American is dedicated to Southern film.

This week, Five Chapters is serializing the short story, "Volunteers Are Shining Stars," by Curtis Sittenfield.

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