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New Diversity Fellowship at MacDowell Colony

An anonymous $200,000 gift will [hopefully] make way for greater diversity at the MacDowell Colony. The Chairman of the MacDowell Colony, Michael Chabon, announced the gift on Monday night. The fellowship is named for Charlotte Sheedy: a literary agent who represented Audre Lorde and Marilyn French. More: The MacDowell Colony’s chairman, Michael Chabon, announced a […]

MacDowell Colony announces diversity fellowship

The MacDowell Colony's chairman, Michael Chabon, announced a new literary fellowship Monday night designated to bring diverse voices to the artists' retreat.

MacDowell Colony Reveals Diversity Fellowship

2 months agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon and The MacDowell Colony have revealed a new fellowship, funded by an anonymous donor, that will be given in honor of literary agent Charlotte Sheedy. The $200,000 endowment will fund an annual residency of up to two months at The MacDowell Colony  in New Hampshire. Show More Summary

Comic Book Six Degrees – Michael Chabon to Stephen King

As suggested by Jenos Idanian #13, the idea behind this game is to connect two comic creators to each other through artists/writers that they have jointly worked together with, in as few links as possible. For instance, take connecting John Byrne and John Buscema. Byrne drew Captain America with writer Roger Stern Roger Stern wrote […]

Perez Reviews: Brooklynite

Michael Chabon is responsible for some truly magnificent books and screenplays, and then he also created the characters that are the basis for the new musical Brooklynite. He isn't involved in this production, but if he were it probably would have benefitted greatly from his expertise! The show has lots going for it, but its book needs [...]

Neil Gaiman Reminisces About Sir Terry Pratchett

4 months agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Neil Gaiman and Michael Chabon recently sat for a conversation at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. The two writers talked about their craft, stories, and beloved author Sir Terry Pratchett. The video embedded above features the portion of their discussion where they talked about Pratchett and his influence on the literary community. Show More Summary

Neil Gaiman on Terry Pratchett: 'He Did Something Huge and Noble'

Whatever else Neil Gaiman had intended to talk about with fellow writer Michael Chabon onstage at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco Thursday night, it was upended by the death of his close friend, the English fantasy writer...Show More Summary

A-Trak Shares Stories Behind Kanye West’s “Gold Digger,” “Stronger,” & “RoboCop”

4 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Genius has been on point with their verified annotations recently, with Rick Rubin, Grizzly Bear, and Michael Chabon all contributing some notes on tracks they worked on or had a special interest in. Their next get is Fool’s Gold founder A-Trak, who added his two cents on a number of tracks, including some of the […]

Shorties (Michael Chabon's Songwriting Tips, Stream the New Swervedriver Album, and more)

Author Michael Chabon shared songwriting tips with The Daily Beast. NPR Music is streaming the new Swervedriver album, I Wasn't Born To Lose You. The Rumpus interviewed author Laura van den Berg. NPR Music is streaming Moon Duo's new album...

Michael Chabon’s Pop Songwriting Tips

4 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

The celebrated novelist opens up about his move to music, penning several songs on Mark Ronson’s new album Uptown Special and annotating tunes on Genius.

Grizzly Bear Annotated Their Songs On Genius, Too

5 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

At the beginning of this week, Kendrick Lamar dropped his astounding new track “The Blacker The Berry,” and we wrote about how author Michael Chabon took it upon himself to annotate the rapper’s prose on Genius (fka Rap Genius). The site is attempting bring a more esteemed level of criticism into the fold, and it [...]

Kendrick Lamar’s “The Blacker the Berry” Annotated by Author Michael Chabon

After a period of quiet, and a release that didn’t quite live up to his reputation – an appearance on Chris Brown’s “Autumn Leaves” to be precise – we were reasonably concerned. This week Kendrick Lamar returned with a bang with… The post Kendrick Lamar’s “The Blacker the Berry” Annotated by Author Michael Chabon appeared first on Highsnobiety.

Shorties (A Kurt Vonnegut Documentary, Michael Chabon on the New Kendrick Lamar Song, and more)

Help crowdfund a Kurt Vonnegut documentary. Biographile interviewed the documentarian. Michael Chabon annotated Kendrick Lamar's song "The Blacker the Berry." The Millions interviewed author Kelly Link. New York profiled Joni Mitchell. Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed author Elisa Albert. Hear Courtney...

Michael Chabon Just Annotated the New Kendrick Lamar on Genius

Genius, the lyrics annotation site formerly known as Rap Genius, has been adding high-profile new users at a pretty impressive rate lately. Last month, the New Yorker’s pop music critic, Sasha Frere-Jones, left the magazine to become...Show More Summary

Michael Chabon Annotates Kendrick Lamar’s “The Blacker The Berry” At Genius

5 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Genius is a lyric annotation website that was formerly known as Rap Genius, and while anyone is free to contribute, it’s clear that the site is aiming toward loftier realms given that former New Yorker critic Sasha Frere-Jones recently joined the site’s ranks and Rick Rubin contributed his expertise. Today, Pulitzer Prize winning novelist, screenwriter [...]

Q&A: Mark Ronson On His Favorite Records To DJ, Writing With Michael Chabon, And Uptown Special‘s Accidental Law & Order Homage

6 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

This week Mark Ronson released Uptown Special, his fourth proper solo album and the launching pad for the increasingly inescapable Bruno Mars jam “Uptown Funk!” The album — Ronson’s first in nearly five years — features contributions from Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker, Miike Snow’s Andrew Wyatt, Mystikal (!), Stevie Wonder (!!) and Pulitzer Prize-winning author [...]

This Week's Interesting Music Releases - January 13, 2015

Justin Townes Earle's Absent Fathers is a companion disc to his Single Mothers album, released last year. Mark Ronson's Uptown Special contains lyrics by author Michael Chabon. Archival releases include Lou Reed's Hassled in April: Live in Chicago 1978....

New Chabon Story

Recommended reading: A new short story from Michael Chabon is now available from Tablet.

Shorties (New Michael Chabon Fiction, Anticipated 2015 Music Releases, and more)

Tablet features a new short story by Michael Chabon. Pitchfork, FACT and Dummy previewed 2015's music releases. 32 online "best books of 2014" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy Tuesday (bringing the total number of lists...

See an Uptown Special Lyric Sheet Annotated by Mark Ronson and Michael Chabon

For Uptown Special, out January 13, ­Grammy-winning producer, instrumentalist, and well-connected dude Mark Ronson wanted a narrative-driven set of lyrics to accompany his retro-leaning pop. So after divining a kindred spirit from the classic-funk references embedded in Michael Chabon’s 2012 novel Telegraph Avenue, Ronson approached the Pulitzer Prize–winning writer to... More »

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