This compilation of ’90s DIY punk put out by Rock N’ Roll Parasite is the kind of well-curated survey of a time that we hope all comps will be. The bands on the record aren’t the ones you might think were your underground favorites, to the extent that you might find yourself wondering how good they can be if you hadn’t already heard at least something about them....more
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Katey Schultz published her debut collection of stories, Flashes of War, through a university press. Lacking the support of a major publishing house meant Schultz ended up self-financing her book tour. To get started, she spent $12,000 on a publicist, tour manager, and airfare—about forty-percent of her yearly income—she tells The Billfold....more
Remember when R. Crumb blew our minds and our concept of dedication with his thorough illustration of the Bible?
That project sounded physically and emotionally exhausting. Still, he must have started a trend because artist, Matt Kish, is creating an image for every page of the epic novel, Moby Dick....more
Our very own film connoisseur, Nick Rombes, reviews Tao Lin and Megan Boyle’s DIY film, Bebe Zeva, which was entirely filmed on a MacBook. The film revolves around a 17 year-old fashion blogger.
“…a film like Bebe Zeva is a window not into Zeva or Boyle or Lin or even the mumblecore movement, but rather into a particular and exciting moment in the history of cinema, when the motion picture camera’s liberation from its traditional form and shape becomes, slyly, the very subject of cinema itself.”...more
Back in December 2007, Radiohead released their album “In Rainbows” digitally at an undetermined cost; the listener chose what to pay. This move questioned the “value” of music. When music can be downloaded or burned from a friend at the cost of $0, or £0, what will your listener voluntarily pay?...more