All the week’s news that’s fit to cry about.
Read Pitchfork’s report: “John Coltrane’s 1964 Album Blue World Gets First Ever Release.”
Read as Slate wonders “Why Are There So Many Weird Tech Patents?”
Read Boing Boing’s piece “The world's largest occult library has a public online archive.”
Read KEXP’s report: “Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan Proclaims August 22, 2019 as Layne Staley Day.”
Read as Pitchfork considers “How Artist Imposters and Fake Songs Sneak Onto Streaming Services.”
Browse Phoenix New Times’ list “Mural City: See How Artists Are Transforming Roosevelt Row in Phoenix.”
Read Town and Country’s piece “Gwyneth Paltrow Hired a Personal Book Curator—Here's What He Chose For Her Shelves.”
Read as Spin considers the musical evolution of David Berman.
Read 'Trout Mask Replica' at 50 at PopMatters.
Read Exclaim’s report: “The 'Breaking Bad' Movie Has Already Been Filmed, Says Bob Odenkirk.”
Browse as Paste previews the Fall’s upcoming books on music.
Read The Guardian’s report “'It's an act of defiance': the rise of all-female festival lineups.”
Read Wall Street Journal’s report: “Health Insurers Set to Expand Offerings Under the ACA.”
Read 12 News’ piece “Suburban voters are pressuring Republicans to act on guns.”
Read AZ Central’s report “Undocumented Arizona high school graduates will get tuition break at state universities.”
Read Sojourner’s piece: “PRAY FOR THE PRESIDENT? It's challenging to offer thanksgiving for a presidency filled with so much cruelty.”
“Please enjoy this soothing footage of a migrating herd of wild air mattresses” at Audio Visual Club.
Read Pitchfork’s report “Elephant 6 Documentary Is Out Now...On VHS.”
R.I.P. “Canned Heat Bassist Larry Taylor Dead at 77.”
Consider “The Mysterious Disappearance of Ambrose Bierce” at How Stuff Works.
Read “Finding Winnie: The Improbable and Touching Real-Life Story of the Baby Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh” at Brain Pickings.
Regardless of your political persuasion, is it too much to say that we miss having a President who gave out reading lists instead of insults? Browse Barack Obama’s 2019 Summer Reading List.
Read about the South Carolina teacher sues her own school district, claiming that “the district broke state and federal laws by requiring her to pay for school supplies out of her own pocket and work for free at school-related events.”
Read as Relevant considers “A New Kind of Prosperity Gospel.”
Browse AZ Central’s list of “12 local bands you need to know in metro Phoenix.”
Read Pitchfork’s report: “How Artist Imposters and Fake Songs Sneak Onto Streaming Services.”
Read Human Rights Watch’s report: “US: New Rules Allow Indefinite Detention of Children.”
Read Fatherly’s piece “Highlights Magazine Denounced Migrant Family Separations. This Is What Happened Next.” Highlights Magazine has more guts than many of our churches.
Read Christianity Today’s piece “How US Churches Cover Millions in Medical Debt.”
Read the Daily Mail’s report: “NFL players help pay $50,000 cash bail of undocumented immigrant who spent 89 days in an ICE detention center after reciting 'Dear America' poem that blasted US immigration policies at city board meeting.”
Read as Relevant wonders: “Wait, Is Trump Calling Himself the ‘King of Israel’ and ‘Second Coming of God’?”
Read CNet’s report: “Antisurveillance clothes foil cameras by making you look like a car.”
Hear The Highwomen's new statement song, 'Highwomen' at The Current.
Read WDRB’s report “Florida vacation home invaded by vomiting vultures.”
Read Artnet’s report “Experts in Pompeii Have Discovered a Female Sorcerer’s Mysterious Arsenal of Charms—See Them Here.”
Read The Palm Beach Post’s report “After sex scandal, Billy Graham’s grandson is starting a church in Palm Beach Gardens.”
Read The Daily Beast’s piece “How Slave Owners Dictated the Language of the 2nd Amendment Southern aristocrats wanted armed militias mainly to control their slaves. So they wanted language in the new nation's constitution protecting that right.”
Watch Mister Rogers cut a record.
Read Artnet’s report “A Long-Lost Set of Sketches From Beloved Classic ‘The Little Prince’ Has Turned Up in a Swiss Storage Facility.”
Read Stereogum’s report of Kim Gordon’s debut solo album and watch a new video.
Read Variety’s report “‘Matrix 4’ Officially a Go With Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss and Lana Wachowski.”
Read IGN’s report: “Spider-Man Out of the MCU If Marvel, Sony Can't Reach Deal.”
Read as Salon asks: “How many times must "Spider-Man" die, Sony?”
Read C/Net’s report: “Stan Lee's daughter speaks out against Marvel/Disney in Spidey spat "No one could have treated my father worse than Marvel and Disney’s executives,"
Browse Uproxx’s list: “We Had Brewers Tell Us The One IPA You Have To Try.”
Stream Brittany Howard’s new track “He Loves Me” at Stereogum.
Read/Watch Open Culture’s piece: “The Restaurant of Mistaken Orders: A Tokyo Restaurant Where All the Servers Are People Living with Dementia.”
Read Buzzfeed News’ report: “Chinese Media Is Running Facebook Ads To Convince Westerners The Country’s Detention Centers Aren’t Human Rights Violations.”
Read Christianity Today’s piece “Churches Are Saving Ethiopia's Last Remaining Native Trees.”
Read as The Millions considers “Maya Angelou in the Kitchen.”
Read Salon’s piece: “As cannabis cuts into spirits spending, distillers release "hemped" products.”
Read as PopMatters interviews Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry.
Browse Inside Hook’s list of reissue labels to watch.
Read “When Robert Smith and David Bowie interviewed each other” at Far Out Magazine.
See “George Orwell’s “Animal Farm” Illustrated by Ralph Steadman” at Brain Pickings.
Watch “David Lynch Teaches You to Cook His Quinoa Recipe in a Weird, Surrealist Video” at Open Culture.
Read “Lord Byron’s Moving Elegy for His Beloved Dog” at Brain Pickings.
Read Christianity Today’s piece: “Southwestern Distances Itself from Paige Patterson in Sex Abuse Lawsuit.” Even after all these years, Paige Patterson is still blaming the Calvinists.
Hear the new Robbie Robertson song ‘Let Love Reign’ featuring Glen Hansard.
Read “Bukowski’s Letter of Gratitude to the Man Who Helped Him Quit His Soul-Sucking Job and Become a Full-Time Writer” at Brain Pickings.
Read Pitchfork’s report: “Concert Company Sofar Sounds Under Investigation by New York State Department of Labor.”
Read/Hear PRI’s piece: “Hieronymus Bosch painted sheet music on a man's butt and now you can hear it.”
Read Pitchfork’s piece: “Toni Morrison and the Music of Black Life.”
R.I.P. Peter Fonda.
Browse Phoenix New Times’ list of “21 Movies You (Probably) Didn't Know Were Filmed In Arizona.”
In light of the Trump administration re-writing American Values, consider Slate’s piece “The Complicated History of Emma Lazarus’ “The New Colossus”.
Read “45 Minutes From Stardom: What It's Like Performing at Madison Square Garden as the Opener” at Billboard.
Read Phoenix New Times’ piece: “True North Studio Plans Seven-Story Parking Garage in Roosevelt Row.”
Read about “Syria's first lady receiving top medical care in a Damascus hospital to cure her of her cancer while her husband bombs hospitals in areas held by the armed opposition.”
Explore “Two Hundred Years of Blue” at Brain Pickings.
Read “Ezra Koenig Interviews Foster the People’s Mark Foster About Jeffrey Epstein Conspiracy Theory” at Pitchfork.
Read as Relevant wonders “Should Christians Participate In Partisan Politics?”
Read Religion News Service’s piece: “With a flurry of recent actions, President Donald Trump’s administration is now winning conservative religious leaders' praise for aggressively fulfilling many of their goals for his presidency.”
Read CNBC’s piece: “The US won’t provide flu vaccines to migrant families at border detention camps.”
Read the New York Times report: “Fires in Amazon Rain Forest Have Surged This Year.”