First things first: My review of Looking For The Gulf Motel by Richard Blanco (Mr. Inaugural Poet Himself) was published on The Rumpus. Somehow, three whole years had passed since I last had a review up over there. Expect that to change.
Recently on Persephone Magazine:
- 30 Years of Music: 2006! Featuring Richard Ashcroft, Arctic Monkeys, Jenny Lewis and The Watson Twins, Beth Orton, Gnarls Barkley, The Ranconteurs, AFI, Regina Spektor, Peaches, Lindsey Buckingham, Cold War Kids, Amy Winehouse, Willie Nelson, Damien Rice, and Justin Timberlake.
- 30 Years of Music: 2007! Featuring Kaiser Chiefs, Modest Mouse, The Nightwatchman, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Feist, Paul McCartney, White Stripes, PJ Harvey, Aesop Rock, Linkin Park, Radiohead, Blaqk Audio, M.I.A., Kylie Minogue, and Spice Girls.
- 30 Years of Music: 2008! Featuring Adele, Glasvegas, She & Him, Flight of the Conchords, Atmosphere, Fleet Foxes, Jakob Dylan, The Airborne Toxic Event, Lykke Li, The Verve, Pretenders, Kings of Leon, Oasis, Ryan Adams & The Cardinals, and The Ting Tings.
- 30 Years of Music: 2009! Featuring Matt and Kim, Lilly Allen, The Lonely Island feat. Justin Timberlake, Doves, Manchester Orchestra, St. Vincent, Florence and The Machine, Kasabian feat. Rosario Dawson, Lady Gaga, Muse, Hockey, The Swell Season, Leona Lewis, Bat For Lashes, and 30 Seconds to Mars.
- 30 Years of Music: 2010! (Shorter one this time around because 2010 and my tastes/familiarity had less in common.) Featuring The Dead Weather, Goldfrapp, Janelle Monáe feat. Big Boi, Apocalypta feat. Gavin Rossdale, Cold War Kids, Gorillaz feat. Gruff Rhys and De La Soul, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Laura Marling, The Black Keys and an extra special version of Ke$ha. Really.
- Lit Mags I Have Known: A Short Guide
- Get in My Belly: Homemade Peanut Butter Cups: SO GOOD.
- Get in My Belly: Black Bean Rice Salad with Mango: ALSO SO GOOD.
- We Try It: Making Granola: Don't be like me and burn part of it.
- We Try It: Pumpkin French Toast Bake: Mixed results, but not bad.
- Book Review: Manuscript Found in Accra by Paulo Coelho: Now also appearing at P-Mag.
And I've actually been updating at Word Riot, so here are the latest Notes From Elsewhere:
- May 3rd: Jumbo Edition: featuring Bethany Prosseda, book arts, Cheryl Strayed, Deborah Copaken Kogan, Elif Batuman, Emily Temple, Fiona Maazel, Jenny Lawson, Jonathan Franzen, Kevin O'Cuinn, Len Kuntz, Matt Haig, Mel Bosworth, Roger Ebert, Tabitha Blankenbiller, Timmy Waldron, Tom Sheehan, Tyler Adam Smith, and Wil Wheaton.
- May 10th: Regular Friday Edition: featuring Aimee Phan, Chloe Caldwell, Claire Messud, Elliott Holt, Harper Lee, J. Robert Lennon, Julia Fierro, Laura Stanfill, Maureen Johnson, Quinn White, and Robin Desser.
- May 17th: Friday, I'm in Love Edition: featuring Aaron Gilbreath, Bart Schaneman, Bill Murray on Gilda Radner, Cheryl Strayed, Claire Messud, Courtney Maum, J.K. Rowling, Jennifer Egan, Katherine Rowland, Matt Thomas, and Rachel Friedman.
- May 25th: Long Weekend Edition: featuring more Aaron Gilbreath, Barbara Westwood Diehl, Cleolinda, Eve Bridburg, Jessica Francis Kane, Jessica Probus, John Scalzi, Kindle Worlds, literary drinks, and Nancy Rommelmann.
This many gerbillion links later.... I do believe that is all for now. Ta.