Friday Roundup

Let me start this off by saying that everyone should read How Should A Person Be? by Sheila Heti. I just finished it this week and I regret that it took me so long to get around to reading it because it was probably the most thought-provoking novel I read in the last year. (I feel like I maybe say that about every other novel I read, but I really mean it about this one.) Incidentally, I came across this recent review in the London Review of Books, which was pretty much like every other review of this book except the author used examples from a British reality series to illustrate her points.

And some other stuff:

Why Are You So Intimidated By Girls Liking Rap Music?
As a girl who casually listens to rap music and gets really into it every two years or so, THIS was interesting to read. I almost feel less entitled to claim that I like rap now because I only got like half of the references. (Likely because I haven’t been keeping track of everyone’s thoughts on Chief Keef.)

Speaking of Chief Keef and who can listen to/critique rap music these days: I meant to post this excellent thing by Dave Bry from The New Republic last week, but I never got around to it. (Personally, I think that EVERYONE can listen to and critique rap music now that we have Rap Genius.)

Anyway, it was Belle and Sebastian Week on Fluxblog.

Turntable Interview with Angel Olsen
I’m not sure how much I like these interviews conducted on turntable.fm, but I really like Angel Olsen, so I found this worth reading. And if you haven’t listened to her, you should! I really like this new song of hers:

 

And finally, because I love a good McSweeney’s list, here are some Jewish Movie Remakes from the writing staff of Bob’s Burgers.

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