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The Best Non-Fiction of 2012
24 Jan 2013 // 5:10 PM

Memoirs in graphic novel form blur the line that snakes between non-fiction and fiction; humorists and pulitzer prize winners delight, inform and terrify us; the real world, artfully penned, opens itself into a book, vulnerable, yet daring us to look. Here is the best of what we saw.

The Best Music Books of 2012
19 Dec 2012 // 5:00 PM

This year's best books about music include thought-provoking reads on how music works, in-depth histories of the underground, and soul-searching autobiographies from legendary (and not-so-legendary) performers.


The Former Talking Heads Frontman Starts Making Sense in 'How Music Works'
14 Oct 2012 // 6:10 PM

"... it is the music and the lyrics that trigger the emotions within us, rather than the other way around. We don't make the music—it makes us."

Something a Little Bit Different: 'David Byrne: Ride, Rise, Roar'
2 Jun 2011 // 5:00 PM

David Byrne's theme of human optimism in the face of the dread inherent in an increasingly impersonal world continues -- a theme becoming more relevant with each passing decade.


What a Sane Man Will Do in a Mad World: Talking Heads and 'Fear of Music'
10 Mar 2011 // 1:05 AM

In 1979 David Byrne, Brian Eno, and Talking Heads obsessed with grace on the claustrophobic pop indulgences of Fear of Music.

Radio Is Doing Fine... Online
9 Apr 2010 // 2:00 AM

The American radio scene has expanded online with countless offerings for the listening worldwide.


For David Byrne, music is about building up
19 Sep 2012 // 5:35 AM

David Byrne is, to use one of his favorite words, a context unto himself. Founding member of Talking Heads, he blew up the concept of

David Byrne rides and writes about it in 'Bicycle Diaries'
22 Sep 2009 // 10:38 PM

For 30 years, artist and musician — and, oh yes, former Talking Head — David Byrne has been getting around New York, his hometown, mainly on a bicycle.

//Mixed media

How It Slips Away: 'The Breaking Point' Crosses Hemingway With Noir

// Short Ends and Leader

"Whether we've seen or read the story before, we ache for these sympathetic, floundering people presented to us gravely and without cynicism, even when cynical themselves.

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