Akashic mourns the loss of Tom Oaks, who passed away on February 25, 2014.
February 2014 News & Features
The train lurched forward like a giant hiccup. Holiday awoke from his hiatus, opening his eyes just enough to make out light and dark shapes. You coulda blindfolded him with dental floss . . .
Akashic intern Kate Guenther reviews Everyone In Their Place by Maurizio de Giovanni, translated by Antony Shugaar (Europa Editions).
Iconic rock photographer Steve Gullick, whose photographs appear throughout The Jesus Lizard Book, has put together a beautiful photo book that spans his time in the early nineties at music paper sounds through to the week following Kurt Cobain’s death in April 1994 — but he needs your help to make it a reality!
Cow town? Fuck. You could call it that till the crows came home, still didn’t make it true. Maybe once, long before that pissant reporter had even been born. Shit, nowadays, Denver was further from cow town than anyone on the squad was from ever solving this case . . .
In light of the the latest political scandal to plague New Jersey, we want to hear from you: Should New Jersey Governor Chris Christie serve jail time if it’s proven he had an active role in the George Washington Bridge scandal?
On Monday morning I woke up to the beat of electronic music drumming in the living room like it were Saturday. Or at least Thursday. I slipped into my jeans, half angered, half asleep, and walked outside looking more for an explanation than a fight. Except for my flatmate, the room was deserted, the subwoofer booming. His head bobbled from side to side like a serpent making its way up a tree, his left hand twitched not so much nervously as involuntarily, and he shuffled from one foot to the other as if he had been standing for a long time . . .
Welcome to Akashic in Good Company! This week, take a walk through Addendum Books, the great new bookstore in St. Paul, MN with a young adult focus!
Featured: Black Interest
- Kingston Noir (Jamaica)
- On the Way Back
- Dog War
- A History of the African-American People (Proposed) by Strom Thurmond, as told to Percival Everett & James Kincaid (A Novel)
- Black Marks
- HNIC (limited edition signed package)
- The Hungered One
- Bedrock Faith
- Sale The Bernice L. McFadden Collection
- Getting It Right
- Bronx Biannual: The Literary Journal of Urbane Urban Literature