PM Radio, your afternoon dispatch of rock and lit news

Myanmar’s “literary torturer” ends his reign

As Myanmar prepares to abolish censorship, its last censor in chief, U Tint Swe, reflects on the nearly 50 years he spent controlling what the country’s people could and could not read.

Who will be our Bob Dylan in 2042?

NPR’s Ann Powers contemplates what makes some artists long-simmering successes, and others just a flash in the pop music pan: “Yet because the judges, mostly old-fashioned music bizzers, aren’t really connected with the new models for pop success (beyond Cee Lo and maybe Minaj, none live in world of the viral or the Kickstarted), their guidance is worth less and less.”

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