“We can perhaps bet on art to win over tyrants. It is the world’s artists, particularly those courageous enough to stand up against authoritarianism, for whom we need to be concerned, and for whose safety we must fight.” -from Salman Rushdie’s “Dangerous Arts” op-ed in the New York Times.
- As part of a week-long look at Lindsey Buckingham, Matthew Perpetua writes about a pair of songs from Tusk.
- Martin Amis’s next novel will, by his own description, serve as his “final insult” to Britain.
- Christopher Weingarten on the music of the late Brendan Majewski.
- At Pitchfork, Mark Richardson reviews Grouper’s two new albums: ‘These short LPs…sound beamed in from another realm, and they also sound like they could have come from no one else.”
- Also in news of textured, dreamlike music: a new Loscil album is forthcoming.