June 16, 2012
At the Guardian, Colm Toibin visits the Dublin of James Joyce.
Mario Vargas Llosa discusses his writing career with the Guardian.
The Washington Post recommends three books on Soviet Communism.
While she's now more confident in herself than ever, she's not even close to forgetting the struggle she went through as a woman to be taken seriously as an artist. When I bring up feminism, she raises her concern that the types of roles women are allowed to play in mainstream music have become increasing circumscribed: "I feel that in the Nineties when we first came out there were a lot of different types of women being heard in the mainstream. In the last ten years all it has been is women singing pretty ditties and showing their titties. There's not been really many records that have been played on mainstream radio of any depth, or have indeed even been penned by women. That disturbs me a little. Plenty of pop music. Plenty of catchy, all-singing, all-dancing girls out there, but there’s not really many agitators or provocateurs or women in disagreement with what's going on."
Flavorwire lists books that make you undateable.
Amazon MP3 has 100 digital albums on sale for $5.
also at Largehearted Boy:
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