Crocodiles’ Brandon Welchez – Favorite Books & Ten Favorite Punk 45s from Southern California

Brandon Welchez, frontman of the rock/art-punk/indie pop/post-punk revivalist band Crocodiles, recently provided us with lists of his ten favorite books and ten favorite punk singles from Southern California, which you can find below (in no particular order).  Since the release of Summer of Hate in 2009, the band's first full length album, Welchez and fellow …

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Jill Eisenstadt – Favorite Books

One of America's great literary voices, author Jill Eisenstadt, recently provided us with a list of ten of her favorite books, which you can find below.  Eisenstadt is the author of three critically acclaimed novels: From Rockaway, Kiss Out, and Swell.  Following the initial publication of From Rockaway in 1987 (reissued in 2017), Eisenstadt was declared by the media …

Pete Dexter’s Favorite Books (Concerning Families)

FIVE BEST BOOKS (For more information click on the associated image - via Amazon) The Complete Stories (FSG Classics) Edisto: A Novel (FSG Classics) Straight Man: A Novel A River Runs through It and Other Stories Rhine Maidens Courtesy of the Wall Street Journal (January 23, 2010) If you are unfamiliar with Dexter's work, we strongly …

Woody Allen’s Favorite Books & Films

The favorite books and films of actor, comedian, and the prolific Academy Award-winning director, Woody Allen, are examined below (courtesy of The Guardian).  As a director, Allen is probably best known for the films Midnight in Paris, Annie Hall, Manhattan, Match Point, and Crimes and Misdemeanors.  Allen's next film, Wonder Wheel (starring Kate Winslet, Justin Timberlake, and Juno Temple), …

Jim Jarmusch’s Favorite Books

Jim Jarmusch has developed a cult following over the past 2-3 decades, directing films such as Stranger Than Paradise, Mystery Train, Broken Flowers, Ghost Dog: The Way Of The Samurai, Only Lovers Left Alive, and, most recently, Paterson.  Jarmusch's favorite books showcase the eclectic tastes that make him one of Hollywood's most unique and visionary filmmakers.  UPDATE (July 13, …

Bruce Springsteen’s Favorite Books

In a 2014 interview with the New York Times, Bruce Springsteen detailed the books he adores, including those that inspired and helped shape his songwriting.  Below, we will examine the books Springsteen cited during that interview - click on the images for more information. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN'S FAVORITE BOOKS American Pastoral: American Trilogy (1) We subsequently …