WHILE YOU WAIT (THOMPSON ON KCRW)

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Released date: February 5 Related articles Multi-Grammy© Winning Americana Duo Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell and Richard Thompson Electric Trio at DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center, March 30, 2013 First Listen: Richard Thompson, 'Electric' Richard Thompson 1.16.13 Though of the Day … [Read more...]

ALAN BENNETT, LRB

From LRB: 23 May. A party for HMQ at the Royal Academy where around six we join a straggling queue of notables, the actors the most obvious, though Vivienne Westwood is her usual unobtrusive self. Talk to various people in the queue, one of whom seems to know my plays well but then congratulates me on my paintings of trees – she’s the first of three people who confuse me with Hockney and though he too is at the party I doubt if he is ever confused with me. Inside the place is less crowded than one had expected and with the rooms so tall … [Read more...]

JUSTIFIED, SEASON 4

  Too much plot (in a good way) with twists aplenty, from Patton Oswald's hapless knife-in-foot to the way the prison librarian drops the name Alan Furst just before Raylon's dad slits his throat, you could mistake this stuff for Elmore Leonard himself. It's as if Graham Yost not only internalizes the voice, mood, creep and suspense of the novelist's finer traits, but the larger psychological backstory of his dialogue's characters. Related articles Timothy Olyphant Talks JUSTIFIED Season 4 TCA: 'Justified' Spoilers and Scoop on … [Read more...]

2012 YEAR-END LIST

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Here We Go Magic (Secretly Canadian) Leonard Cohen, OLD IDEAS (Columbia) Loudon Wainwright, OLDER THAN MY OLD MAN NOW (2nd Story) Kelly Hogan, I LIKE TO KEEP MYSELF IN PAIN (ANTI) Mission of Burma, UNSOUND (Fire) Tame Impala, LONERISM (Modular) Raveonettes, OBSERVATOR (Vice) Iris Dement, SING THE DELTA (Flariella Records/Redeye) Norah Jones, LITTLE BROKEN HEARTS (Blue Note) Billy Bragg and Wilco, MERMAID AVENUE COMPLETE SESSIONS (Nonesuch) AC Newman, SHUT DOWN THE STREETS (Matador) Neil Young and Crazy Horse, PSYCHEDELIC … [Read more...]

REMAINDERS: MORE ON SINEAD, FINALLY

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Michael Agresta in the Atlantic: In the weeks and months after Sinead O'Connor tore up a picture of Pope John Paul II on live television, commentators in the media sought to explain the motives of her protest. Very few, however, made use of the traditional tools of journalism: interviews, research, and textual analysis. Instead, most commentators seem to have consulted their own imaginations... The Redemption of Sinead O'Connor, The Atlantic Related articles Sinéad O'Connor's decision to rip up pope photo inspired by Top of the … [Read more...]

WAIT FOR IT…

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rocK hOlidaY jinGles, yo (12/24)... Year-End Lists from All Over... see also: #bestof2012... blog riley coming soon... ancient Mayan curse falls on NRA... People's 20/20 Katie Couric special, complete with mummy reel, first to market... Romney zombie spooks cliff talks... not enough hair gel in the known universe... gangnam style feints left, hooks right... too soon with predictions, too late with reflections... [Photo via zeegrooves...] Related articles Richard Marx Wanted To Channel Phil Spector With New Christmas Album "Never Take … [Read more...]

ALL NEWSPAPERS CONTAIN MISTAKES

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FEW AS GLORIOUS AS THIS PULLQUOTE... Joe Nocera reloads and heads for the copy desk...   Related articles NYT EDITOR IN CHIEF: I Couldn't Fire Joe Nocera, Even If I Wanted To Impressive integrity from two New York Times writers over BBC scandal | Glenn Greenwald New York Times readers give BBC's Mark Thompson the thumbs down Montana newspaper disciplines copy editor for adding 'allegedly' to AP's 'Obama was born in Hawaii' line Spelling and student writing: Does it matter much? Should it matter more? … [Read more...]

BOOM

  News Corps Shutters Daily App From blog riley, April 12, 20121: "Loathing Murdoch's Daily": Let’s count the ways: 90-second load times for each new issue landing on airhead newsbabe tutorial videos turning the iPad sideways to get content AP wire copy (I’m supposed to PAY for this?) claustrophobic walled-garden frame did Bill Keller design this? can I share articles with other iPad users in my social network? Huh? Related articles News Corp to close iPad newspaper The Daily R.I.P. The Daily, The … [Read more...]