March 15, 2012
The New York Daily News recommends five classic Irish books for St. Patrick's Day.
Tommy Stinson talks to DC9 at Night about his stints in the Replacements, Guns N' Roses, and his solo work.
Styleist offers a bookcase buying guide.
The Awl shares a music playlist for the Ides of March.
The March edition of the Music Alliance Pact has been posted, and includes 38 songs recommended by 38 bloggers from 38 countries.
VF Daily offers a quiz: are quotes from Nicholas Sparks' novels or Richard Nixon's love letters?
The Guardian interviews Craig Finn of the Hold Steady.
You've been namechecked in a novel by George Pelecanos. How do you feel about novelists who namecheck musicians?
I wrote something for Q on Ten Thousand Saints and it was one of the few music mentions in a novel that wasn't embarrassing to me. They always get it wrong. And I'm too close to it, so I can't enjoy it. The second they start talking about this fictitious band, I'm all "Oh God …" It's an honour, though, to show up in Pelecanos's work.
Bookworm interviews author Edwyn St. Aubyn.
Harold Holzer talks to Morning Edition about his new book Emancipating Lincoln, The Proclamation in Text, Context, and Memory.
Amazon MP3 has 100 digital albums on sale for $5.
also at Largehearted Boy:
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