pitchfork:

Read a chapter from Amanda Petrusich’s forthcoming book Do Not Sell at Any Price that chronicles the life of legendary record collector Harry Smith and his mythical opus, The Anthology of American Folk Music.

pitchfork:

Read a chapter from Amanda Petrusich’s forthcoming book Do Not Sell at Any Price that chronicles the life of legendary record collector Harry Smith and his mythical opus, The Anthology of American Folk Music.

catherineledrux:

VERMELHINHO - Mônica Passos et ses musiciens Manu Domergue, Bernard Madoré, Daniel Beaussier, Jean-Baptiste Marino, Marc Madoré, Ze Luis Nascimento, Miguel Fernandez, Roberto Moura

theparisreview:

“I see dreams as part of life in general, but reality is much richer.”
RIP Gabriel García Márquez

theparisreview:

“I see dreams as part of life in general, but reality is much richer.”

RIP Gabriel García Márquez

theparisreview:

“As long as books survive in paper and ink, it will be partly because they can also be just this side of disposable—because some will be found, and end up, on a neighbor’s stoop, or at the local thrift store. Because some deserve to.”
Sadie Stein on how to save frozen books.

theparisreview:

“As long as books survive in paper and ink, it will be partly because they can also be just this side of disposable—because some will be found, and end up, on a neighbor’s stoop, or at the local thrift store. Because some deserve to.”

Sadie Stein on how to save frozen books.

artphotocollector:

"Being generous of spirit is a wonderful way to live."—Pete Seeger

Music, Photography and Film: the understated artist John Cohen's multi-faceted career has fused all three. Cohen, who has known and documented some of this country's seminal Americans, including Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, Jack Kerouac and many others, is represented by L. Parker Stephenson Photographs, who was kind enough recently to educate me on this man, of whom I knew little, behind many of these iconic images.

John Cohen, now in his eighties, has led a remarkable career as a filmmaker, photographer and noted musician/musicologist. Despite his association with many famous artists (and his folk band The New City Lost Ramblers) he is not widely recognized to a contemporary audience. I suspect, though, that for a man whose archive and legacy is now housed at The Library of Congress and whose work is in the permanent collections of many major museums, these accomplishments are far more satisfying than the ephemera of fame.

Cohen is still going. You can catch him performing this weekend at the Brooklyn Folk Festival, if you’re feeling generous of spirit and in need of some down home music and fun. —Lane Nevares

theparisreview:

“What more do you want? This is my friend here since we were children. There’s your story.”
From our summer 2003 issue, read an excerpt from Silvana Paternostro’s oral biography of Gabriel García Márquez.

theparisreview:

“What more do you want? This is my friend here since we were children. There’s your story.”

From our summer 2003 issue, read an excerpt from Silvana Paternostro’s oral biography of Gabriel García Márquez.

kurtklarsicht:

Gruselige Ostern.

kurtklarsicht:

Gruselige Ostern.

(via jenna)

amnhnyc:

A beautiful spring day at the American Museum of Natural History! 

amnhnyc:

A beautiful spring day at the American Museum of Natural History! 

You need a great talent to know what you shouldn’t write. Ismail Kadaré  (via theparisreview)