weekend links: Melissa Broder, Black Panther, venue accessibility

Black Panther
Black Panther

The cover of Black Panther #1 and concept drawings by Brian Stelfreeze. Images courtesy of The Atlantic/Marvel Entertainment.

Amy Collier, founder of the website Uncovered Classics and perhaps the Internet’s best troll, asked men to pay her $5000 to read a Jonathan Franzen novel. She raised nearly $1500 before Kickstarter suspended the project because it didn’t “adhere to [their] rules.” But if those Franzen funds are burning a hole in your pocket, consider donating to Collier’s website—which promotes twentieth-century female authors—instead. [The Establishment, Jezebel]

Poet Melissa Broder revealed herself as the genius behind Twitter’s @sosadtoday almost a year ago. This week, she released a book of essays based on the account. We fell down the Melissa Broder rabbit hole and brought back two interviews for you. [The Fader, Elle]

Ta-Nehisi Coates gives us a first look at his upcoming run of Marvel’s Black Panther comics. We enjoyed his thoughts on the stylistic particulars of writing for this medium: “Even when the language tips toward bombast, space is at a premium; every word has to count. This big/small approach to literature, the absurd and surreal married to the concrete and tangible, has undergirded much of my approach to writing.” [The Atlantic]

Kanye West can’t stop making changes to The Life of Pablo, which was released exclusively through Tidal a month ago. Jayson Greene takes this opportunity to wonder how fluid deadlines affect a piece of art; we at fields, meanwhile, have wasted this opportunity wondering how to fit in an “Imma let you finish” joke. [Pitchfork]

David Copperfield and Representative Pete Sessions (R-Texas) would like you to stop being such a snob and admit that magic is an art, please. FYI: we still aren't going to cover it. [Deadline]

From SXSW: DIY label owner Sean Gray and journalist Annie Zaleski held an unofficial panel this week on accessibility in live music venues, an important and often ignored issue. [Flavorwire]

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Austin Music Awards! [Austin Chronicle]

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