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Chloë Sevigny Inks Book Deal with Rizzoli

Chloë Sevigny BookFashion icon Chloë Sevigny has landed a deal with Rizzoli for the Chloë Book. Kim Gordon, best known as a singer and guitarist for the rock band Sonic Youth, will pen the forward.

This photography book project will include personal pictures from Sevigny’s high school days, polaroids, film stills, and high fashion pieces. A release date has been set for April 07, 2015. (via Fashionista.com)

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Musicians Inspired by Harry Crews

When novelist Harry Crews passed away, he left behind novels, magazine articles and a musical legacy.  Classics Rock! compiled a list of all the musicians who were inspired by the late writer. Check it out:

In 1989, Kim Gordon (of Sonic Youth), Lydia Lunch, and Sadie Mae formed a band called Harry Crews and released one album, a collection of live performances, called Naked in Garden Hills after Crews’s novel. As Spin Magazine points out in a review, “lyrics to some of the songs—notably ‘The Knockout Artist,’ ‘The Gospel Singer,’ and ‘Car’—are inspired by Crews’s stories, though the connection is loose, a sort of Cliff’s Notes/free-association combo. Once in a while the lumbering brake-shop squall of the music suggests something of Crews’s stories….”

The Harry Crews Online Bibliography created a giant list of obituaries and essays written about Crews. Below, we’ve linked to some older articles highlighted by the website.

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