The Quietus checked in with Vini Reilly of the Durutti Column.

“Thankfully, feminist collectivism has always offered a powerful antidote to corporate-sponsored atomism in this vein. Indeed, the overarching theme that emerges from Women Make Noise: Girl Bands from Motown to Modern, a strenuous new collection of essays edited by British academic Julia Downes, is that countercultural movements are only ever truly momentous when all-girl units are leading the charge from the bottom up.” Alex Niven on Women Make Noise in the Los Angeles Review of Books.

Benjamin Moser — perhaps known to some of you for his biography of Clarice Lispector — will be writing a biography of Susan Sontag.

Rhoda Feng visited the Grolier Poetry Book Shop.

Chris Onstad’s amazing comic Achewood might be becoming an animated series.

Dylan Meconis did some The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet-inspired portraits.

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