Posts Tagged: The Thing

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Swinging Modern Sounds #50: The Big 5-0!

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While it’s possible to find a lot to worry about in the world of contemporary music, there’s always something new to listen to as well, post-historical, outlying, pre- or anti- or minimally digital music. And so maybe there will be five more years of Swinging Modern Sounds.

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Notable New York, This Week 5/10 – 5/16

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This week in New  York, Granta’s Sex Party, The Moth Mainstage presents Saints and Sinners, SLEIGH BELLS perform, Emily Gould celebrates her new memoir with a party, Sebastian Junger discusses his latest work, Chip Kidd, The Thing Quarterly presents issue 10 with Starlee Kine and Arthur Jones, Eteam in a group show Resurrectine and Jonathan Horowitz’s exhibit “Go Vegan!” returns.

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The Rumpus Long Interview with Jonathan Lethem

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“I don’t go down wrong paths, I’d rather stare at the screen and delete until I’ve put something down that is working. So, I don’t discard material; I don’t have a lot of false starts or unfinished stories or novels lying around.

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Jonathan Lethem Meets The Thing

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I was waiting on a couple the other night at a restaurant where I work, and I saw a strange box on their table that had Jonathan Lethem‘s name printed on it.

When they opened it up, a pair of black glasses rested inside, and they asked me if I would try them on.  So I did.  Then they asked, “Do you see any chaldrons?” at which point I was like “wtf?”

They tried to explain to me what The Thing is.  Started by Jonn Herschend and Will Rogan, The Thing is “an object based quarterly publication” where artists, writers, musicians, film artists, etc., create an object that somehow includes text.  The object is made, wrapped and sent out to you, the diligent subscriber.  The point is that Jonathan Lethem got involved with The Thing, made some crazy glasses, and talked about chaldrons.

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