Oct 28, 2014 Books Web Exclusive

There are a few revelations and much minutiae to be found in this memoir from Dylan’s longtime tour manager. 


John Darnielle

Wolf in White Van

Published by Farrar, Straus And Giroux

Oct 08, 2014 Books Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

John Darnielle is the songwriter/guitarist/vocalist for the band The Mountain Goats. Wolf in White Van is his first novel. The book traces protagonist Sean as he copes with life after a self-inflicted "accident" has rendered him with a deformed face.  More

Margaret Atwood

Stone Mattress: Nine Tales

Published by Nan A. Talese

Sep 22, 2014 Books Web Exclusive

Margaret Atwood has returned with a collection of short fiction for the first time in eight years.  More

Aug 19, 2014 Books Web Exclusive

Amanda Petrusich’s Do Not Sell at Any Price examines the esoteric nature of 78 rpm record collecting and ultimately what it means to be a collector. More

Jul 29, 2014 Books Issue #50 - June/July 2014 - Future Islands

John Fahey was an acoustic guitar master, a musician's musician, and a player who transcended blues and folk styles to create his own "American Primitive" instrumental mastery.  More

Jul 22, 2014 Books Issue #50 - June/July 2014 - Future Islands

Founded by New Order and Factory Records and kept afloat for years by their profits, the Hacienda in Manchester, England functioned on a self-destructive business model to become one of the most storied nightclubs in history.  More

Jul 03, 2014 Books Issue #50 - June/July 2014 - Future Islands

Journalist Tom Doyle had previously interviewed Paul McCartney multiple times before turning his focus toward the 1970s, and their level of familiarity led McCartney to revisit the period with a surprising level of candor.  More

Dwayne Epstein

Lee Marvin: Point Blank

Published by Schaffner

Jun 24, 2014 Books Web Exclusive

Lee Marvin made a name for himself as the villain in many a cowboy movie in the '50s and '60s, and his legend includes how he changed the way violence was portrayed on the silver screen with realistic depictions that hadn't before been seen. More

Mike “McBeardo” McPadden

Heavy Metal Movies

Published by Bazillion Points

Jun 16, 2014 Books Web Exclusive

McPadden writes about these films not only with a sense of humor but with authority, almost ensuring that you’ll come away from reading his entries on cannibal features and lesbian vampire flicks having learned something. More