August 6, 2011
The New York Times examines the current state of zombie literature.
The list of 2011 online summer reading lists has been updated with mystery novel suggestions from the Christian Science Monitor, recommendations from members of the U.S. Congress, Fully Vetted's veterinary reading, and much more.
NPR is streaming live performances this weekend from the Newport Jazz Festival.
The Los Angeles Times notes the renaissance of hand-silkscreened posters, especially for music shows.
Open City exhibits the focus, timelessness and unobtrusive wit that its narrator admires in great painting. An exhilarating post-melting-pot novel, it delves into unexcavated histories, erasures and the bones beneath us. It marvels at the stories we contain, capturing new realities where identity is a fluid mix of inheritance, memory and fiction. A hopeful, affirming book, it depicts the world's vastness and reminds us that we all have a place.
On sale for $3.99 at Amazon MP3: Panda Bear's Tomboy album.
Today's free song at Amazon MP3 is Archers of Loaf's "Wrong" off the remastered Icky Mettle album.
Scouting NY revisits the haunts of American Psycho's Patrick Bateman twenty years after the book was published.
John McWhorter talks to Talk of the Nation about his book, What Language Is: And What It Isn't and What It Could Be.
Amazon MP3 has 100 albums on sale for $5.
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