December 20, 2008
The New York Times reviews and excerpts from Laura Miller's new book, The Magician's Book: A Skeptic's Adventures in Narnia.
Casnoff plans to turn the Tape into a multi-limbed beast of blogging, record label and concert promotion, all while still needing to carpool over the Hill to get to indie-friendly environs. Booking agents should take note, though: Don't be surprised if future installments of Snow turn into a local Coachella for kids who would rather live "Rockville, CA" than watch it.
io9 lists "science fiction authors that lit geeks think it's cool to read."
NPR's Weekend Edition profiles Rolling Stone guitarist Keith Richards on the Rolling Stones guitarist's 65th birthday.
The Chicago Sun-Times lists the best Christmas songs of all time, while the Richmond Times-Dispatch recaps the year's holiday music releases and the New York Daily News does the same for Hanukkah music.
Spin on Sports dedicates 50 songs to sports figures and teams.
At Slate, Jody Rosen, Ann Powers, and Robert Christgau are discussing the year in music.
At The Week, Carrie Fisher shares her favorite books.
also at Largehearted Boy:
Online "best of 2008" music lists
Online "best of 2008" book lists
daily mp3 downloads
Try It Before You Buy It (mp3s and full album streams from this week's CD releases)
weekly music & DVD release lists