September 17, 2011
The Christian Science Monitor offers a literary Brooklyn quiz.
You wrote that piece about Viking black metal for McSweeney’s, and I know John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats is also a huge metal fan. What is this strange correlation between wordy indie rockers and Norwegian black metal?
I’m not as big of a fan as John is, but I respect all heavy metal. To me, it’s a matter of the masculinity of it, and the sensation of aggression that’s really powerful about metal. I really enjoy it when I put it on, but it’s not something I’d do on a daily basis.
The Christian Science Monitor lists iPad book apps for serious book lovers.
The A.V. Club offers a guide to choosing the right entrance song for relief pitchers.
On sale for $3.99 at Amazon MP3: Miles Davis's Sketches of Spain album.
Financial Times profiles author Haruki Murakami.
Amazon MP3 has 100 albums on sale for $5.
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