This interview with Kurt Vonnegut was originally a composite of four interviews done with the author over the past decade. The composite has gone through an extensive working over by the subject himself, who looks upon his own spoken words on the page with considerable misgivings … indeed, what follows can be considered an interview conducted with himself, by himself.
AUDIO: The killing of seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida has opened up a conversation about race, fear, and gun violence in America. Ta-Nehisi Coates of the Atlantic talked with Brian Lehrer about the case this morning.
Jayson Green’s review of the new Lil B tape is one of better P4K reviews I’ve read in a while. This is likely due to the fact that the subject matter at hand requires one do away with serious business:
“Pick any stretch of God’s Father, and you will be mowed over with quotable phrases. It’s like being showered with fortune cookies.”
“City officials promised to have a contingency plan in place in case of a work stoppage. That contingency plan involves shutting all 98 city library branches for the duration of the strike, as well as cancelling planned meetings and events.”—
That was how the first of seven boys and four girls was born in Aracataca on March 6, 1927, in an unseasonable torrential downpour, while the sky of Taurus rose on the horizon. I was almost strangled by the umbilical cord, because the family midwife, Santos Villero, lost her mastery of her art…