Preston L. Allen’s Every Boy Should Have a Man receives a glowing review in the Chicago Tribune!
June 2013 News & Features
Jayme McLellan reflects on her personal experience with punk & the Hard Art, DC 1979 project.
“How much is this?” the middle-aged man asked, irritated. He pointed a finger at a bunch of lacinato kale—fresh in, a chalk-marked sign indicated, from a farm outside Hickory. He had been waiting at the stand for five minutes, and was not about to wait a minute longer.
“Four-fifty,” said the man behind the table. He looked too old to still be farming, and he spoke softly. It was hard to hear him over the banjo playing nearby. The upright bass didn’t make it any easier. “That’s fresh in from Hick’ry.”
“That’s what the sign says!” replied the man as he stuffed two bunches into his tote. The WNCW logo covered the canvas bag in big blue letters that nobody could miss. “I usually do rainbow chard, but it’s disgusting this week. It looks like it’s from the SuperSaver.”
“Well, we’re the freshest,” said the farmer, smiling sweetly . . .
Every Friday, the Akashic team highlights industry news, reviews, and features from around the web. This week’s roundup comes to you from Akashic interns Melissa Bean and Gabby Balza.
Michael Reynolds of Europa Editions reports on International Crime Month!
Publishing Insider Tips: On Building a Family Business with Johnny Temple
Ian F. Svenonius will screen his short film, “What Is a Group?”, at Spectacle Theater in Brooklyn.
Alec MacKaye discusses his experience at the DC launch event for Hard Art, DC 1979.
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