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Shabazz Palaces – “Chocolate Souffle”

Seattle art-rap mystics Shabazz Palaces are still returning next month with The Don Of Diamond Dreams, the follow-up to their twin 2017 albums Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star and Quazarz Vs. The Jealous Machines. We've already heard one track so far, the woozy, lurching Purple Tape Nate collab "Fast Learner," and now … More »
Tags: Music, Seattle, Shabazz, David Shields, Shabazz Palaces, James Nugent

Sunday Support Group: Roger Angell

I've been on a reading kick lately. Some while back I read a book called The Thing About Life is that One Day You'll Be Dead, by David Shields. The book is a vigorously morbid catalogue of all the possible predicaments of being trapped in a deteriorating infrastructure. The book is chock full of interesting facts about aging and the ages and stages of life. I can't say it was good to read, but it is good to have read it, turns out. Aside from being a bit of a horror show, it's very interesting a...
Tags: Photography, David, Charlotte, Michael Johnston, Michael C Johnston, Kenny, Roger, David Shields, Norm, Roger Angell, Katherine White, Sunday Support Group, Ernest Angell, Stuart Little Back

Shorties (Eve Ewing on Writing Comics, Composers Philip Glass & Nico Muhly in Conversation, and more)

The A.V. Club interviewed poet Eve Ewing about writing Marvel's Ironheart comic. Rolling Stone shared a conversation between composers Philip Glass and Nico Muhly. April's best eBook deals. eBook on sale for $1.99 today: The Lonesome Bodybuilder by Yukiko Motoya Better Oblivion Community Center (Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers) played a Tiny Desk Concert. Stream two new songs by the duo. BuzzFeed shared an essay from Josh Gondelman's book Nice Try. The Current shared a rece...
Tags: Music, Buzzfeed, David, Rolling Stone, Nico Muhly, Conor Oberst, Volt, Philip Glass, Phoebe Bridgers, Bob Mould, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Paris Review, Guernica, V Club, Ian McEwan, David Shields

Books of The Times: A Writer Gets Candid About Marriage and Humiliation in ‘The Trouble With Men’

David Shields describes his new book as “a short, intensive immersion into the perils, limits and possibilities of human intimacy.”
Tags: News, David, Shields, David Shields, Books and Literature, The Trouble With Men (Book

‘Doctor Who’ Delivers Quite “The Tsuranga Conundrum”

All this season, I’ve felt like Chris Chibnall’s era of Doctor Who is trying to get on its feet, testing out new dynamics and new baddies while enthusiastically (maybe a little too enthusiastically) proving that this is the sci-fi show you know and love. “The Tsuranga Conundrum,” the Chibnall-penned fifth episode of the 11th season, is the epitome of that: leaning back on a familiar narrative while introducing whole new worlds and universes in a show that has prided itself for its kind of insul...
Tags: Television, Movies, Doctor Who, Sci-fi, Disney, Features, Bbc America, Eureka, Hamilton, Ryan, David Shields, Chris Chibnall, Chibnall, Whittaker, Weeping Angels, Yaz

Driver was checking mobile phone at time of fatal crash

David Shields ploughed into Yvonne Blackman's car on the A75 in Dumfries in February last year.
Tags: News, Dumfries, David Shields, Yvonne Blackman

Here's Why Sean Brock Is Willing To Break International Laws For Cornbread

Like barbecue, pizza or, even, apple pie, variations of cornbread recipes are treated like gospel in different regions. The way one makes or prefers cornbread serves as a cultural signifier, essentially communicating, “You’re one of them, or one of us.” A survey of the cornbread practices across country, and new information about how heirloom varieties of corn are reviving history reveals a complex and sometimes surprising backstory — and one that could make you question your own cornbread c...
Tags: New York, News, Virginia, United States, Rochester, North America, Sean Brock, Sherman, Central America, Huffington Post, South Carolina, South, Newport County, Southwest, Ocean State, Brock

Shorties (The Literary Legacy of Anthony Burgess, Antlers Frontman Peter Silberman on His New Solo Album, and more)

AL Kennedy examined the literary legacy of Anthony Burgess. Antlers frontman Peter Silberman talked to Paste about his solo album Impermanence. John Darnielle talked to the Iowa City Press-Citizen about his new novel Universal Harvester. Stream a new Robyn Hitchcock song. Anna Diamond on the importance of teaching historical fiction at the Atlantic. Stream two previously unreleased Beck songs. The Rumpus interviewed poet Eileen Myles. Stream a new song. The New York Tim...
Tags: Music, Beck, David, New York Times, Doris Lessing, Leonard Cohen, Sondre Lerche, Dave Longstreth, Robyn Hitchcock, Walden, John Darnielle, Iowa City, AL Kennedy, David Shields, John Vanderslice, Sara Baume

David Shields’ new essay collection showcases 35 years of endless curiosity

The University of Washington professor — a master recycler of his own material — returns with a smart, funny collection of observations, about himself and others.
Tags: Books, News, Entertainment, University of Washington, David Shields

'Fishermen and Kings' (Olive Edis)

Photo courtesy Norfolk Museums Service (Cromer Museum) Self-portrait by Olive Edis, c. 1912 Oh, for Pete's sake—I've forgotten Olive Edis! Olive was the instigation for the British-themed post yesterday. And then what did I go and do but leave her out altogether. I'd say I'm getting absent-minded, but I've always been absent-minded. I'm just getting more absent-minded. (One of my takeaways from the otherwise overwhelming The Thing About Life is that One Day You'll Be Dead by David Shields,...
Tags: Photography, Exhibits, Photographers, East Anglia, Norwich, Historical, Michael Johnston, Mike, Albert, Michael C Johnston, Pete, David Shields, Norwich Castle Museum, Mrs Einstein

New York Times threatens to sue publisher of an art book critical of the paper's war coverage

The critically acclaimed War Is Beautiful: The New York Times Pictorial Guide to the Glamour of Armed Conflict examines the ways in which the newspaper happily propagated the Bush Administration's lies about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq that resulted in a senseless war that hurt millions of people and immensely enriched Halliburton, Blackwater, the Carlyle Group and other companies with close ties to the Bush and the Cheney families. As Ben Collins of the Daily Beast writes, "The book m...
Tags: Post, Iraq, New York Times, Lawsuits, Cheney, The Daily Beast, Grateful Dead, Bush, Carlyle Group, Ben Collins, David Shields, New York Times Pictorial Guide, Halliburton Blackwater, Daniel Power, Rhoades Ha

War As Pretty Heck: A Conversation with David Shields About War Is Beautiful

David Shields' collage attack on the New York Times--War Is Beautiful: The New York Times Pictorial Guide to the Glamour of Armed Conflict--is, quite simply, required reading. This collection of photographs cut from the Times' front pages during this, our era of endless war, makes a visual argument that, told without images in a traditional essay, might sound more like a conspiracy theory than a fact. Shields, and War Is Beautiful, present the Times as aesthetically inflected warmonger: in mak...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Iraq, Afghanistan, New York Times, Connecticut, Middle East, Mitt Romney, Vietnam, Times, Department Of Homeland Security, Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, New York Yankees, Jackson Pollock, Jasper Johns

Book Notes - John Samuel "What I Tell You In the Dark"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Kevin Brockmeier, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Jesmyn Ward, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. John Samuel's novel What I Tell You In the Dark is a debut both hilarious and unsettling. Vanity Fair UK wrote of the book: "Dangerous, irreverent―blasphemous, even, in ...
Tags: Spotify, London, David, Charles Mingus, Publishers Weekly, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Max Richter, John Samuel, Pirates, David Shields, Vanity Fair UK, Jason Pierce, JJ Grey, Jon Hopkins, Hayden, Farsi