Some artists go to Wal-Mart. Bob Dylan goes to NPR. Beginning at midnight Monday, NPR will be streaming the entirety of Dylan’s forthcoming Tell Tale Signs. The two-disc set is the eighth volume of Dylan’s bootleg series and will be officially released Oct. 7.
Speaking of book festivals, the National Book Festival is underway today on the National Mall in Washington. Maybe that explains why Salman Rushdie and Richard Price aren’t at the South Dakota festival.
An (unfortunately) highly accurate flowchart of America’s immigration process.
Now this could change my position on oil drilling.
So, is it a burden or a joy when the headline in a newspaper article describes you as the “world’s best writer of prose“?
The Bookstove picks Five Great Books for the “C” Student (which is about where my attitude put me in high school).
Note to City: It takes more than painting a symbol of a bicycle and an arrow in white on downtown streets to create a bike lane. A bike lane is, at least according to the U.S. Department of Transportation, a part of a road “designated by striping, signing and pavement markings for the preferential or exclusive use of bicyclists.” One other technicality. All the markings I’ve seen are in the left hand lanes of one-way streets. You might want to know that state law requires bicyclists “ride as close as practicable to the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway.” Just saying.
Well the dawn cracked hard just like a bull whip
Cause it wasn’t takin’ no lip from the night before
“Spare Parts I,’ Tom Waits, Nighthawks at the Diner