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get your Superman going on

Recommended books if you want to get your Superman fever going in anticipation of the film.

+ doctorpop review - Showcase Presents Superman - You know all those "Superman is a dick" sites with the funny covers and everything? This is the start of that period. This is wild, crazy, insane, hard to believe stuff, and the thing about it is that this isn't a greatest hits collection. This isn't a "holy wow look at all the fucked up Superman stories that got published" collection. This is a chronological, complete, non-cherry-picked collection of the stuff that came out, and man, LSD wasn't even available yet. These guys were on bennies and booze or nothing at all.

+ Return of the Boy Scout - Superman songs

Cohen on the Radio

Fresh Air from WHYY, · Leonard Cohen's poetry career began 50 years ago with the 1956 publication of Let Us Compare Mythologies. His new volume of poetry is called Book of Longing. Cohen, known better as the deep-voiced writers of songs that straddle the folk-rock fence, is also working on an upcoming album to be released later this year.

CBC Radio (at the bottom),· Poet, singer, songwriter, Canadian icon Leonard Cohen joins Shelagh Rogers for a full hour of great conversation about his life in music and poetry. Five of Leonard Cohen's songs were recently inducted into the Canadian Songwriters' Hall of Fame.

+ Paste - the 100 living songwriters issue: #6. leonard cohen
Rufus - Chelsea Hotel #2

Young Rimbaud

If you are young and you don't happen to be Arthur Rimbaud
we would prefer not to hear from you
and if you happen to be Arthur Rimbaud
we definitely don't want to hear from you

Leonard Cohen, The Book of Longing


What I liked were: absurd paintings, pictures over doorways, stage sets, carnival backdrops, billboards, bright-colored prints, old-fashioned literature, church Latin, erotic books full of misspellings, the kind of novels our grandmothers read, fairy tales, little children's books, old operas, silly old songs, the naive rhythms of country rimes.

+ Jill Sobule and Billy Bragg - "All the Young Dudes"

Kid Icarus - Don't Call It a Come Back

IGNcube: Will you make Kid Icarus for Revolution?

Shigeru Miyamoto: Well, I'm actually working really closely right now with the director of the [original] game. Now, whether or not when we get the Revolution all set up and everything is finalized, well who knows? That might be one of those characters where everybody says, "Hey, with the way our console is designed, that would be a perfect match." My question to you is, if we made this game would you buy it?

IGNcube: Absolutely.

Shigeru Miyamoto: Well, we obviously can't ignore that. Okay, we'll get the Eggplant Wizard coming back.

While not quite a new Kid Icarus game yet, Pit will make an apperance in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

+ Kid Icarus: My generation's timeless classics

its hard out there for an artist

The creators are out there pimping the hell out of this movie, and considering how much I love Ghost World, it is overdue that I join in even though I dunno when the hell this is opening in my city.

"Everybody thinks that Ghost World was really popular and made a fortune," he continues, pleasantly. "But it was only in 120 screens at its height, which is nothing. It's what the lowliest Persian documentary gets. They just had no faith in it till it was out in the theaters, and then all of a sudden, it was doing really, really well." - The class struggle of Daniel Clowes

+ art school confidential:   A Sceenplay
+ IGN Terry Interview
+ wired: Daniel Clowes Talks  Confidential
+ The Misunderstanding of John Malkovich