The Hang Fire Books Blog

The rantings of a bookdealer in Brooklyn, New York.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Friday Link Roundup

Books: 
Scottish artist Katie Paterson's Future Library project is growing a forest to publish 100 new written works, none of which will be read until the forest is cut down and made into paper in 2114 (link via Book Patrol); The Vespasian Warner Public Library in Clinton, Illinois had a book bearing an inscription from Abraham Lincoln in general circulation for decades (link via Fine Books & Collections); Hard Case Crime is releasing a lost hard-boiled novel from film director Sam Fuller (in their usual gorgeous retro-pulp packaging); A horror story from the second hand book trade of an ignorant seller not giving sleaze paperbacks their due (link via Jot101)

Film/TV: 
Community, Season 6 bionic teaser!; Jack Chick's wingnut anti-D&D tract Dark Dungeons adapted to film (link via Twitch)


Music:
Underground Soviet-era "bone music" lps which were secretly cut into used X-Ray sheets (link via Consequence of Sound); Pitchfork published the long-form origin story of "Madvillain" the legendary underground hip-hop collaboration of Madlib and MF Doom; The Muppets drop some science on the Beastie Boys "So What'cha Want" (link via AV Club)

Video Games:
Sony released a PS4 teaser for a horror game called "P.T." (which turns out is a collaboration between Guillermo Del Toro and Hideo Kojima on a new Silent Hill!); A Vancouver elementary school orchestra doing a gorgeous rendition of the Super Mario RPG soundtrack (link via Nintendolife)

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