We’re hard at work here on a larger project that will be blowing up your RSS feed soon enough. In the meantime, please read these fine links and report back with your thoughts:
- As this LA Times article notes, sales of Julia Child books and cookbooks are rising like soufles (kill me now) on the back of the success of the movie Julie & Julia, the latest Nora Ephron joint. Sales are especially brisk here in Pasadena, where Child was born and raised. Her book, My Life in France, was our best-selling food-related book last week, and it shows no signs of slowing down. All of this despite Michael Pollan more or less accusing her of causing us all to become lazy culinary couch potatoes.
- At The Rumpus, Adam Wilson takes a closer look at a particular story by one of my favorite authors, Stuart Dybek.
- Richard Nash on the End of Indie. He uses Kaya Oakes’ book Slanted & Enchanted as a jumping off point for an interesting discussion of why indie doesn’t mean much anymore (The answer? There’s no real mainstream).
- Looking for something to read? Why not join The Barack Obama Book Club?
- And finally…music mavens rejoice: Pitchfork will be counting down the top 500 songs of the decade, as well as featuring what sound like pretty interesting articles, including one on the social history of the mp3. It’s all part of their P2K series, kicking off next Monday.