May 14, 2012
Three Guys One Book lists rock novels worth reading.
Author Mo Willems remembers Maurice Sendak at Public Radio International.
Q. The new album makes a subtle shift to some Memphis soul influences. From a creative perspective, did you feel like you needed to shake things up?
A. For me personally it was just another step in the process. When I made my first EP, I wanted to do it solo so that I could have that experience. I made my honky-tonk record with "The Good Life," so I exorcised those demons. I got a little more singer-songwriter and folky on "Midnight at the Movies" and a little more rockabilly on "Harlem River Blues." I've always considered myself a Southern music preservationist. I've made my way through the various kinds of my music my home state [Tennessee] has to offer.
The Guardian offers tips on writing flash fiction.
Literary critic Michael Dirda answers questions from the Reddit community.
On sale for $4.99 today at Amazon MP3, tUnE-yArDs' w h o k i l l my favorite album of 2011.
The Millions examines all six novels that are finalists for this year's Nebula Award.
On the use of a dual narrative:
"I was interested in the present, and I was interested in the past. And the only reason I'm ever really interested about the past is because of its effect on the present. And although part of this book is set in the 19th century, with characters living in the 19th century, we, too, are living in the consequences of the 19th century. So, it's really quite simple in this case. I mean, you have one character who's living in 2010 and one character who's living in 1858, and these are ways to know them directly, to know them from inside."
Gary Krist talks to All Things Considered about his new book City of Scoundrels: The 12 Days of Disaster That Gave Birth to Modern Chicago.
Paste lists seven songs inspired by the Beach Boys.
Weekend Edition interviews Gideon Lewis-Kraus about his new memoir A Sense of Direction: Pilgrimage for the Restless and the Hopeful.
Amazon MP3 has 100 digital albums on sale for $5.
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