December 13, 2009
The San Francisco Chronicle reviews two recently published books about the comic Tintin and its creator, Herge.
Free at Amazon MP3: Jello Biafra's 9-track The Audacity of Hype album.
The Boston Globe examines the increasing live collaborations of bands and visual artists.
The Paly Voice wonders about the meaning of the term "indie."
The Boston Globe gauges the effects to music collectors in an age of music downloading.
"A Good Fall" is a departure, in terms of setting, from Jin's three earlier collections, which focus on the Chinese people before the 1990s, when China strengthened its openness and reform efforts. But his masterful storytelling persists - meticulous, droll, convincing, populated with memorable characters - not to mention the indelible portrait of an immigrant life he gives us. What is also consistent is his prowess to study and reveal, often with heartfelt humor, the compromised and damaged heart and soul, and the impact of time and history on ordinary people.
The Palm Beach Post lists the top 10 pop culture trends of the decade.
Comics Should Be Good! is counting down the top 100 comic book storylines.
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