Neil Gaiman Performs Original Song Live

Neil Gaiman Performs Original Song Live

News by Raine Winters
The famous author’s Valentine’s performance of “I Google You” is one that will surely be remembered.
Girl in a Band by Kim Gordon

Bookshots: 'Girl in a Band' by Kim Gordon

Review by Christopher Shultz February 23, 2015
What's it like to be a girl in a band? Kim Gordon—artist and founding member of Sonic Youth—both answers the question and debunks it.
Pharrell Turning Hit Song ‘Happy’ into Children’s Book

Pharrell Turning Hit Song ‘Happy’ into Children’s Book

News by Raine Winters February 18, 2015
Singer signs four book deal with Putnam Books for Young Readers.
Bookshots: 'The Annotated Mixtape' by Joshua Harmon

Bookshots: 'The Annotated Mixtape' by Joshua Harmon

Review by Stephanie Bonjack
Essays on youth and ennui are preciously crafted and paired with songs that formed the soundtrack of this record collector's past.
Michael Chabon's Punk Record For Sale

Michael Chabon's Punk Record For Sale

News by Peter Derk September 19, 2014
A recording of Michael Chabon's 1984 punk band, The Bats, is being released by Mind Cure Records.

How to Build a Novel Soundtrack

Column by Max Booth III September 5, 2014
The soundtrack’s main goal is to better emphasize the book’s atmosphere while also helping readers discover new music.
 ‘Singing Sorceress’ Celestina Warbeck on Pottermore

J.K. Rowling Features ‘Singing Sorceress’ Celestina Warbeck on Pottermore

News by Riki Cleveland
New content featuring Celestina Warbeck is being featured on Pottermore.com.
Weird Al 'Word Crimes'

Weird Al’s Grammatically Correct ‘Word Crimes’ Parodies ‘Blurred Lines’

News by Riki Cleveland
Weird Al Yankovic parodies 'Blurred Lines' with the grammatically correct 'Word Crimes.'
One Direction FanFic Will Become 3-Book Series

One Direction FanFic Will Become 3-Book Series

News by Peter Derk June 5, 2014
A writer of One Direction fanfiction has inked a 3-book deal with publisher Simon & Schuster.
Epic Rap Battles of History: Stephen King vs. Edgar Allan Poe

Epic Rap Battles of History: Stephen King vs. Edgar Allan Poe

News by Joshua Chaplinsky June 3, 2014
Two horror mister/meister/masters face off in an epic battle of linguistic prowess.

5 Great Memoirs, from Bette Davis to the Rolling Stones

Column by Ed Sikov May 2, 2014
Biographer and autobiographer Ed Sikov celebrates five of his favorite memoirs.

Seven Songs, Seven Literary Devices — Celebrating the Poetics of Songwriting

Column by Taylor Houston April 25, 2014
Songs are poems, too. Or, the article in which I mention Katy Perry, Yeezy, Ezra Pound, Dante, and Flight of the Concords.
New Children’s Story from Rocker Keith Richards

New Children’s Story from Rocker Keith Richards

News by Riki Cleveland
Keith Richards to release a new children's story.
New Dum Dum Girls Video Scripted by Bret Easton Ellis

New Dum Dum Girls Video Scripted by Bret Easton Ellis

News by Peter Derk March 10, 2014
Dum Dum Girls premiere a strange new music video with a little help from Bret Easton Ellis.
Kanye West Talks Movies and ‘Breaking Bad’ on Bret Easton Ellis’ new Podcast

Kanye West Talks Movies and ‘Breaking Bad’ on Bret Easton Ellis’ new Podcast

News by Dean Fetzer November 19, 2013
Yep, the controversial writer has branched out and set the bar pretty high with a big-name rapper as the first guest on his new venture into the world wide web.

9 Great Albums To Accompany Your Writing Process

Column by Christopher Shultz November 15, 2013
Music can be a wonderful assistant while you create, if you select your tunes wisely. I have a few suggestions to help you choose.

LitRock: 9 Odd Stories Behind Book-Inspired Music

Column by Kimberly Turner October 24, 2013
From Bowie and Devo to Anthrax and Mastodon, musicians have always been inspired by their favorite books. Here are some stories behind the songs, plus a literary playlist for your listening pleasure.

Lord of the Strings: The Influence of Tolkien on Heavy Metal Music

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky January 7, 2013
Why do metalheads love 'The Lord of the Rings' so much? We explore the influence of J double-R on metal music and culture.

10 Songs About Writing

Column by Ed Sikov January 3, 2013
10 Songs about Writing, from the Beatles and the Monotones to Johnny Flynn and Elvis Costello.
Jay-Z to score the Great Gatsby

New Gatsby Film Adaptation to be Scored by Jay-Z

News by Dean Fetzer January 3, 2013
The new film, starring Leonardo Dicaprio as Jay Gatsby, is to feature Jay-Z’s music as part of the score.
Trapped in the Closet Book

Trapped in the Closet - R. Kelly Writes the Book

News by Dean Fetzer
R. Kelly turns his hand to novel writing with the stories behind his “hip hopera."
King & Mellencamp Ghost Brothers of Darkland County

All-Star Cast Records Soundtrack for Stephen King Musical

News by Dean Fetzer
The soundtrack for ‘Ghost Brothers of Darkland County’, written by Stephen King and John Mellencamp, has been recorded and is due out in March.
'Ghost Dances' by Josh Garrett-Davis giveaway

UPDATED WITH WINNER -- Little Punk on the Prairie: Win A Copy of 'Ghost Dances' by Josh Garrett-Davis

News by Joshua Chaplinsky September 17, 2012
Win a copy of Josh Garrett-Davis' historical punk rock plains memoir, 'Ghost Dances: Proving Up on the Great Plains.'
News, Publishing, Music, Beck

Beck To Publish His Next Album With McSweeney's... Wait, What?

News by Rob Hart August 9, 2012
Beck will publish his next album with McSweeney's. It'll have booklets, lyrics and sheet music--but you need to play the songs yourself.

White Whale, Holy Grail: Moby Dick and Mastodon's Leviathan

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky May 4, 2012
An epic column about an epic metal record about Melville's epic novel.