April 16, 2010
Paper Cuts interviews author Tom McCarthy.
Entertainment Weekly lists 18 books it "can't wait to read this summer."
KCRW's Bookworm interviews poet John Ashbery.
Guardian readers share their record store memories.
"I think there's an enjoyment in it," Pond said of the criticism. "It's kind of like a sport. ... We've kind of been put in their crosshairs. I don't mind criticism if it comes from a music listener standpoint. But skimming over the record in 20 minutes and writing something mean isn't criticism."
NPR's Morning Edition recommends books for National Poetry Month.
Somehow, it's also a lot of fun, sounding like Paul Westerberg leading The Pogues down a dark alley to a secret bar that never closes. Still, it's clearly atypical, for any genre. Most bands would have stuck with something safer for the difficult second album, but Titus Andronicus' songwriter, Patrick Stickles, said he never thought twice.
NPR reviews and excerpts from Mark Kurlansky's new book, The Eastern Stars: How Baseball Changed the Dominican Town of San Pedro de Macoris.
HeardonTV.com lists songs used in television series.
On sale at Amazon MP3: Butch Walker's 12-track I Liked It Better When You Had No Heart album for $3.99.
More Intelligent Life interviews the new editor of the Paris Review, Lorin Stein.
The Boston Globe lists 100 essential books about New England written by local authors.
Movieline lists the greatest music videos based on movies.
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