The Weekly Town Crier

August 12, 2011 at 9:25 am

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Register for October’s Together For Adoption conference here in Phoenix.

Read about the girl who wore a $25,000 dress to her high school prom.

Read an interview with Ramsay Midwood.

Read about Harold Camping adjusting dates for the end of the world.

Read as The Civil Wars and Mumford and Sons are both nominated for Americana emerging artist of the year.

See the evolution of the Apple apple.

Read about the parents who have refused to tell people what gender their newborn is.

Browse the Lollapalooza lineup.

R.I.P. Clarence Clemons.

R.I.P. Amy Winehouse.

Read about the FDA declaring walnuts to be drugs.

Read as Vanity Fair profiles Maurice Sendak.

Browse this list of the best children’s literature movies.

Read this interview with Sufjan Stevens.

Pre-Order The Smiths box set.

Read as the New Yorker ponders “hipster lit.”

Read as CNN considers the demise of Borders for “indie” bookstores.

Read as PopMatters profiles David Bazan.

Read an  interesting piece in The New York Times about “My Ex-Gay Friend.”

Read about the skerfuffle between TOMS Shoes and Focus on the Family.

Read as Skye Jethani asks: “Has The Bible Become An Idol?”

Read AZ Central’s piece on “non-traditional” churches.

Check out “Fever Year,” the upcoming Andrew Bird tour documentary.

Read this interview with Justin Townes Earle.

Read as Slate profiles “great” overrated books.

Read this interview with Henry Rollins.

Read this piece exploring the new role of benefactors in pop music.

Browse Amazon’s great $5.00 album selections for August.

Read as the Sacramento News & Review remembers Charles Bukowski.

Browse this collection of “essential” Pavement songs.

Read as The New York Times says that Philip Levine will be the next U.S. Poet Laureate.

Listen as NME suggests 25 artists you need to hear.

Read as The National Post considers the literary legacy of F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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