Right now as I write this, smoke from fires in the southeastern Appalachian Mountains haze the morning. We’re under orange alert—the air quality bad enough that schoolchildren will stay indoors today. This morning the coastal flooding is up again thanks to the powerful tidal pulls of the recent supermoon....more
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Sort of. According to Pitchfork, Guided by Voices will be playing the Sled Island music festival in Calgary this summer. The confirmed line-up includes Robert Pollard (of course), Bobby Bare Jr., Kevin March, Nick Mitchell, and Mark Shue—so not exactly a full reunion, but we’ll take what we can get....more
To start, love gets metaphorically steam cleaned by Grant Snider.
Brandon Hicks adds his two cents with “The Hierarchy” of artistic and literary achievement....more
(n.) a neighbor whose house is on fire; from the Ancient Greek character Ucalegon, an Elder of Troy whose house was set on fire by the Achaeans when they invaded the city.
Accomack is a small county that looked half-gutted even before the fire started, where love and fire could combine to transform two ordinary people’s lives into an epic romance.
I joined the Marfa Volunteer Fire Department six months ago. So far, I have been to zero fires—the West Texas wildfire season doesn’t really pick up until spring—and two fire training courses....more
New York indie band Vampire Weekend somehow have proven that music videos are still culturally relevant.
Earning them the response, “Vampire Weekend are a bunch of dicks,” the music video for their song “Diane Young” (which is great) shows an older Saab burning with the New York City skyline looming behind it....more