March 25, 2011
Up on the Sun lists five Japanese bands worthy of heavy rotation.
The New York Times profiles successful self-published author Amanda Hocking.
Dzanc Day is April 9th, a nationwide day of creative writing workshops held at locations all over the United States.
Rush, and Rush fans, are long used to being the butt of the joke – kimono-wearing, book-learning, heavily moustachioed Canadian prog-rock overlords never seemed likely to be at the cutting edge of cool. But what's really interesting is how their fan archetype – that nerdy, computer-club, Dungeons and Dragons-playing, comic-reading, sci-fi geek – has moved from the margins right into the very heart of the mainstream. Rush have been uncool for so long that they are, finally, perhaps the coolest band in the world.
AbeBooks lists the best alternative histories in literature.
On sale for $3.99 at Amazon MP3:
The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds 40th Anniversary album
The Clash's London Calling album
David Bowie's The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars album
The Decemberists' The Crane Wife album
The Ramones' expanded edition of their self-titled album
The Daily Beast lists the five best books on college basketball.
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