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August 13, 2008


The Minneapolis City Pages reviews Paul Westerberg's latest release, 49:00.

In the case of his new online-only release, 49:00, which is being referred to as an album but is actually one 43-minute-and-55-second track, Westerberg walks a thin line between playing and mixing his songs so recklessly that they are barely listenable and pushing the limits of his sound toward something groundbreaking and brilliant. Westerberg is good at walking this line—he practically invented this line—and it makes for an album that is simultaneously aggravating and exhilarating.

In the New York Times' Measure for Measure blog, Peter Holsapple describes the differences between recording a demo now and 20 years ago.

In the Guardian, Marcel Berlins claims that boxing has produced more "top-class" fiction and films than any other sport.

Author Chuck Palahniuk talks about his work with the Scotsman.

He laughs. “It’s so Catholic – everything I write is so Catholic! It’s always about someone martyring themselves for the greater good of another group, or another individual … about who can sacrifice and kill themselves in the great-est way.”

The Irish Times profiles the leaders of the new wave of the UK folk scene.

NPR's All Things Considered profiles Inara George and her collaboration with Van Dyke Parks, An Invitation.

The Tennessean explains the etiquette behind the Tennessee Titans locker room music.

io9 lists "10 Comics Creators We Wish Would Make Movies Instead Of Frank Miller."

The New York Sun reviews Haruki Murakami's latest book, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running.

Topless Robot lists "10 Non-Cult Movies Most Worthy of Rabid Cult Fanbases."

T-shirt of the day: "Experimental Music"

RIP, poet Mahmoud Darwish.

PopMatters explains how Pro Tools (and home recording) is changing music.

NPR's Morning Edition excerpts from Doris Lessing's new novel, Alfred & Emily.

USA Today reviews the book:

There is a remarkable level of courage, honesty and wisdom in Alfred & Emily. Lessing has always followed her own path. Her blasé reaction to winning the Nobel was not an affectation but in keeping with her entire career.

MichiganFolkLive is a podcast featuring "Folk, Acoustic, Roots Music Musicians who are touring Michigan or reside in Michigan."

Rotten Tomatoes lists the top 75 sports movies of all time.

also at Largehearted Boy:

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