October 25, 2011
The Quietus excerpts from Peter Doggett's new book The Man Who Sold The World: David Bowie And The 1970s.
The Faster Times interviews author Aliette de Bodard.
Have you always been sensitive to marginalized cultures?
That’s a tricky one… I’m not exactly sure what we mean by marginalized culture–I’m choosing to interpret this as "not mainstream where you and I hail from", but I’m aware there are degrees of marginalization, and that things can vary across the globe (you can argue, for instance, that Thai culture is marginalized in the US, but you can certainly not say the same about Thai culture within Thailand, or even within the Indochinese peninsula). If we go by this definition of marginalization, I'm not exactly in the dominant cultural ballpark. I live in France, but I don’t fully hail from a Western country, and there are bits and pieces of my cultural bedrock that are, not standard, for want of a better word?
The San Francisco Chronicle profiles the city's Bottom of the Hill club on its 20th anniversary.
The Faster Times lists five artists you may have missed at CMJ that you need to hear.
Comic Book Resources is covering the world's first mainstream postgraduate degree course in comics from one of the students' perspective.
The CDC has posted an online comic, Preparedness 101: Zombie Pandemic to aid in disaster preparation.
The A.V. Club lists 12 works of art that provoked real-world social and/or legal change.
Martin Lindstrom talks to All Things Considered about his new book, Brandwashed: Tricks Companies Use to Manipulate Our Minds and Persuade Us to Buy.
Folk Alley shares a streaming mix of Halloween music.
Fresh Air interviews Harriet A. Washington about her new book, Deadly Monopolies: The Shocking Corporate Takeover of Life Itself--And the Consequences for Your Health and Our Medical Future.
Amazon MP3 has 100 digital albums on sale for $5.
also at Largehearted Boy:
previous Shorties posts (news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)
100 Online Sources for Free and Legal Music Downloads
Atomic Books Comics Preview (the week's best new comics & graphic novels)
daily mp3 downloads
Largehearted Word (the week's best new books)
Try It Before You Buy It (mp3s and full album streams from this week's CD releases)
weekly music & DVD release lists
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