January 7, 2010
The Phoenix New Times lists 10 reasons why Jack White owned the 00's.
Actor Christopher Lee has recorded a "'symphonic metal' album about the first Holy Roman Emperor King Charlemagne."
Prefix offers a crash course in Chinese popular music.
The Sacramento News & Review interviews cartoonist Jeffrey Brown.
Tell me about the zombie book you’re working on; what’s your take on the zombie?
Well, the book itself was a real different take. … They’re undead flesh, but they still think and can accomplish things. Basically, it’s the story of the Beatles, if they had turned into zombies. Except for Ringo; he turns into a ninja. It’s called All of Them Dead.
At GalleyCat, former Soft Skull publisher Richard Nash shares his predictions for the publishing industry in the next 10 years.
School Library Journal recommends webcomics that adapt literary classics.
On sale at Amazon MP3: Manchester Orchestra's 12-track Mean Everything to Nothing album for $2.99.
At the Guardian, author AL Kennedy examines the importance of friends to writers.
It Took Seconds is Tom Ewing's new music blog, where he discusses a song every day (and each song's length has same the number of seconds as days left in 2010).
The Guardian reports that Yoko Ono is writing a book about John Lennon.
Shalom Auslander discusses the book he is currently writing (a "funny book about genocide") at Tablet.
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