Traces of Blue covers Pharell’s “Happy.” I am all about this.
Like, you know, whatever.
VINTAGE BOOKS TO RELEASE JAMES BALDWIN’S MAJOR WORKS FOR THE FIRST TIME AS eBOOKS
On Tuesday, September 17, James Baldwin’s novels, plays, and nonfiction will finally be available to readers in a digital format. GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN, GIOVANNI’S ROOM, THE FIRE NEXT TIME, and 10 other major books by James Baldwin will be available for the first time as eBooks. Also Vintage Books is reissuing trade paperback editions of two Baldwin novels: GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN, which Alfred A. Knopf originally published in 1953, and GIOVANNI’S ROOM, which was published in 1956. Both trade paperbacks will be on sale on September 17, 2013.
these covers are gorgeous.
“Somebody has to step up,” Wendy Davis observed one evening in late May over drinks at the bar of the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin. “As long as the Democrats continue to buy into the same bullshit that some of the Republicans are saying—‘Oh no, it’s Texas, it’s hopeless’—and continue to act like it won’t happen for six, eight, twelve, sixteen years from now, that perpetuates the problem.” — Sneak peek at our August cover story The Life and Death (and Life?) of the Party, on newsstands next week.Cover photo by Leann Mueller.
Florida native Kendra Morris looked closer to home for her inspiration. And what she came up with, says Eric R. Danton at The Wall Street Journal, is “a smoky version rooted in Memphis-style soul.” Morris recorded “Karma Police” for her upcoming album, Mockingbird, and she “surrounds her sultry voice with subtle organ, wah-wah guitar and a string arrangement that sweeps through the song.”
I like #1-3 & #6 (including this Kendra Morris cover, wow).
In the spirit of openheartedness and what life is really all about, I’ll go so far as to say that the fear of others may mask some deep-seated desire to understand, and maybe even to love. Because really, what is there to be afraid of? Few people today don’t know—or have in their families—at least one loving couple who are raising children, same-sex or not. And it’s really just the loving part that matters. That same-sex marriage could go from its preliminary draft of “diagnosable” to the final edit of “so what?” must indicate some positive evolution on the part of the larger human consciousness. My wife, being a biology teacher, puts it even more succinctly: “Why are all these people so worried about who everybody else is sleeping with, anyway?” (Score two for Moms.)
—Chris Ware on his cover of the May 13, 2013 issue, “Mother’s Day.” Get the story behind the cover: http://nyr.kr/10d7TyC
I un-“liked” The New Yorker on Facebook after last week when the whole magazine was stuff by men (no ladies at all!), but I’ll keep following them on Tumblr…
Janelle Monae did an awesome cover of Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Little Wing’ with The Roots on last night’s show.