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July 3, 2007

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The 2007 Bonnaroo download page has been updated with a bittorrent download of the Cold War Kids performance.


Bloomberg reviews three recent music biographies, I'll Sleep When I'm Dead: The Dirty Life and Times of Warren Zevon, Blur bassist Alex James' Bit of a Blur, and Mike Oldfield's Changeling.


Band of Horses frontman Ben Bridwell talks to San Diego City Beat.


The New York Times eulogizes poet Mary Ellen Solt, a proponent of concrete poetry.


Monday's Daytrotter session features David Bazan with an interview and in-studio performance.


Pulp Secret lists the five most controversial moments in comic book history.


Minnesota Public Radio reports that its home state is getting a poet laureate.


The Blackburn Citizen interviews folk singer Kate Rusby.

IN THE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS, FOLK MUSIC HAS ALMOST BECOME 'THE NEW ROCK AND ROLL', SUCH IS ITS POPULARITY. WHAT DO YOU THINK THE APPEAL IS?

I think it's a very honest genre of music, and sometimes pop music gets a bit mundane and false, and with the likes of Damien Rice and Declan O'Rourke who also appeal to the indie kids, more and more people are venturing further into folk music and discovering they do actually like it after all.


Two Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnists debate the value of romance novels.


IFC News interviews film director Werner Herzog.

What does fiction give you that documentary doesn't?

What it does, as defined in literature by Hemingway or the short stories of Joseph Conrad, is the test and trial of men, something that goes beyond the sheer factual elements.


Status Ain't Hood lists summer's best albums.


Drowned in Sound explains why it is not excited about a Verve reunion.



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