August 21, 2011
Stream Radiohead's From the Basement performance of their album The King of Limbs.
The novel is a surreal sexual fantasia, set in a theme park called the House of Holes, and brimming with men and women eager to have sex in a startling variety of manners. It’s the Garden of Earthly Delights as redesigned by Kafka. Or perhaps an adolescent Kafka.
Eric Hilton and Rob Garza started Thievery Corporation at a Washington, D.C. nightclub in the mid-1990s, and the two producers are still experimenting. This summer, they released their sixth album, Culture of Fear. It features collaborations with six artists from a range of genres, multilingual (and sometimes politically charged) lyrics, and, underneath it all, the intoxicating beat-making on which the duo made its name.
Al-Masry Al-Youm recommends five books about Islamism in Egypt.
Tom Piazza talks to Weekend Edition about his new book, Devil Sent the Rain: Music and Writing in Desperate America.
The 2011 winners of science fiction and fantasy's Hugo Awards have been named.
At Tor.com, author Toby ball offers tips on writing dystopian noir fiction.
Amazon MP3 has 100 albums on sale for $5.
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