• 20 Songs Inspired By Books

    20 Songs Inspired By Books0

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  • Songs Of Love: Pains Of Men And Their Muses

    Songs Of Love: Pains Of Men And Their Muses0

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  • Shelter From The Storm

    Shelter From The Storm0

    Editor’s note: To celebrate Bob Dylan’s award of the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature Open Books author Paul Breen presents a deleted, Dylan-inspired chapter from the first draft of his novel The Bones of a Season. Breen’s published book can be found on the Open Books website, Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk. http://wisconsinforward.tumblr.com/post/45734553290/bob-dylan-shelter-from-the-storm PHEW – finally she

  • Top 5 Films (And Related Books) About Disco!

    Top 5 Films (And Related Books) About Disco!0

    Editor’s Note: Andrez Bergen’s noir novel Black Sails, Disco Inferno will be available May 20. Click here to order your copy. 1. Saturday Night Fever (1977) A film that revolves around the initially self-centered, disco-oriented lifestyle of a desperately young John Travolta? Okay. Plus a soundtrack mostly comprised of Bee Gees numbers? Check. Some scenes,

  • Interview with Bill “Windy City Slim” McCulloch

    Interview with Bill “Windy City Slim” McCulloch2

    Chicago Blues legend Windy City Slim turns to writing. The result, A Dandy Little Game, is a ‘dandy little novel’! We’re talking today with author Bill McCulloch, who has had careers as a journalist, a freelance writer, and a musician. In 2003 he co-authored a non-fiction book about blues legend Robert Johnson. And now, at

  • 5 Books About, By, And Inspired By The Beatles

    5 Books About, By, And Inspired By The Beatles0

    Because we love them, yeah yeah yeah. 1. The Beatles Anthology by The Beatles “Created with their full cooperation, The Beatles Anthology is, in effect, The Beatles’ autobiography. Like their music has been a part of so many of our lives, it’s warm, frank, funny, poignant and bold. At last, here is The Beatles’ own