AM Radio: your morning dispatch of rock and lit news

For painter Wes Lang, the Grateful Dead is “America at its finest”

Wes Lang, whose artwork appears on the upcoming Grateful Dead boxset Spring 1990, discusses how the band has shaped his life and art

A hard-boiled resurrection: Philip Marlowe lives

Man Booker prize-winning novelist John Banville will re-ink and revive Raymond Chandler’s most iconic character in a new book due to come out next year. Penning it under the guise of his crime-writing pseudonym, Benjamin Black, he aims to commemorate Chandler rather than copy him.

Victoria Legrand of Beach House on life after the big Bloom

This Q&A is centered around the decisions a band must make once they’ve “hit it big.”


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