May 9, 2007
"I wrote it as something that was cool and underground and might get published by a small publisher somewhere and find an audience," Hall says, still amazed that this quirky and often difficult book got five publishing offers and a call from film people within 24 hours of his editor e-mailing the first three-quarters of it out. "The film offer wasn't even from somebody we'd e-mailed it to," he says, "and they'd already read the manuscript."
The Toledo Blade compares this year's summer music festivals.
If Mr. Murakami were to attempt a 24-hour epic, his would emphasize the night as James Joyce emphasized the day. "After Dark" is the rare novel that should have been longer.
“My favorite albums have always had a sustained vibe, a kind of overall feeling that knit the songs together no matter what they were about lyrically,” Tweedy says. “That’s something we worked very hard to accomplish this time, although in a lot of ways this was the easiest studio experience I’ve ever had recording an album. We really wanted to make something beautiful and positive, and I hope we accomplished that.”
KCRW's Liza Richardson shares some of her favorite music with Drowned in Sound.
The Independent has celebrities share their favorite cassette memories.
BBC News offers ten uses for old cassette tapes.
With The Yiddish Policemen's Union, Chabon has finally made the only use of genre fiction that a talented writer should: Rather than forcing his own extraordinarily capacious imagination into its stuffy confines, he makes the genre—more precisely, genres—expand to take him in.
Drowned in Sound reviews the Coachella festival.
NPR's Nancy Pearl lists "under the radar" books not to miss.