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Michael Goldberg completed his first novel, "Days of the Crazy-Wild," earlier this year. You can read the first chapter at his blog, daysofthecrazy-wild.com. He was an Associate Editor and Senior Writer at Rolling Stone. He leads a writing group, The Writers Cafe, in El Cerrito, CA.

Why Every Serious Dylan Fan Should Care About the Greil Marcus Curated Festival Albertine!

Why Every Serious Dylan Fan Should Care About the Greil Marcus Curated Festival Albertine!

A still from Olivier Assayas’ “Après- Mai.”

When Bob Dylan arrived in New York in January 1961, he found himself in a cultural paradise, a city that offered him access to art and music and film that he could only have read about back in Hibbing, Minnesota.

But he had always been curious about the world.

According to Dylan in his autobiography, “Chronicles Volume One,” back in Hibbing he’d…

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Video: The Libertines Rock Alexandra Palace, Sept. 2014 - ‘You’re My Waterloo,’ ‘Can’t Stand Me Now’ & Many More

Video: The Libertines Rock Alexandra Palace, Sept. 2014 – ‘You’re My Waterloo,’ ‘Can’t Stand Me Now’ & Many More

A selection of fan clips from The Libertines shows at Alexandra Palace in London on September 27 and 28, 2014.

Enjoy.

The Libertines at Alexandra Palace.

The Libertines – Vertigo – Alexandra Palace, London – September 2014:

The Libertines – Can’t Stand Me Now – Alexandra Palace, London – September 2014:

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Audio: Bob Dylan’s ‘50th Anniversary Collection: The Copyright Extension Collection, Volume 1’ - Freewheelin’ Rarities, Part Two

Audio: Bob Dylan’s ’50th Anniversary Collection: The Copyright Extension Collection, Volume 1′ – Freewheelin’ Rarities, Part Two

In 2012, in order to protect the copyrights on a bunch of Bob Dylan recordings that have not been officially released, Sony released a very limited edition of a multi-disk set called The 50th Anniversary Collection: The Copyright Extension Collection, Volume 1.

Among the gems on the album are many outtakes and alternate takes of songs recorded for The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan.

The other day I…

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Culture Critic Greil Marcus Curates Ambitious French-American Festival Albertine - Mary Gaitskill, Percival Everett & Many More!

Culture Critic Greil Marcus Curates Ambitious French-American Festival Albertine – Mary Gaitskill, Percival Everett & Many More!

Mary Gaitskill will appear on a panel at Festival Albertine.

The culture critic (and Bob Dylan expert) Greil Marcus has organized a stunning French-American “intellectual exchange” in the form of the six-day Festival Albertine which will take place from October 14 through October 19, 2014, at the new Albertine bookshop in New York.

All of the panels will be videotaped and made available online…

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