weekend links: Trouble in Mind, S U R V I V E, Amy Gentry

Trouble in Mind
Trouble in Mind

Bill and Lisa Roe of Trouble in Mind Records. Image courtesy the Chicago Reader/Lucy Hewett.

The Republican National Convention took place this week, and it was as horrifying as expected. We all got to watch the slow train wreck unfold inside the arena, but fields contributor Tatiana Ryckman brings us the lowdown from the streets of Cleveland: talking to the community, tracking the protests, and trying to get a feel for the mood of her hometown in this perilous moment in history. [Flavorwire]

On a lighter note, have you ever wondered how many times Trump’s been name-dropped in hip-hop? This handy chart will give you every mention of his name, the artist, and the lyric, along with the rest of this year’s Presidential primary candidates’. [FiveThirtyEight]

We at fields love Chicago’s Trouble in Mind Records, the label that brought us the Salad Boys’ Metalmania, one of our favorite albums of 2015, as well as albums from Ultimate Painting, Dick Diver, Klaus Johann Grobe, and Morgan Delt. Find out more about the couple with the golden ears in this charming feature. [Chicago Reader]

We are also big fans of Winona Ryder and Austin synth-goth band S U R V I V E, two components we never thought we’d fit into the same sentence. But if you’ve seen Netflix’s new series Stranger Things (which Ryder stars in), perhaps you’re aware that S U R V I V E is the band behind the theme song. Kudos, guys! Check this interview, then listen to their new single over at Gorilla vs. Bear. [Noisey]

In other TV news: BoJack Horseman is back! Star Will Arnett talks narcissism, addiction, and depression in this new interview—three topics that could always use more public discussion and awareness. [Vulture]

Anders Behring Breivik shocked Norway and the world when he massacred a camp full of youths exactly five years ago today. Artist Jonas Dahlberg proposes to literally tear a gash through the earth in memorial of the tragedy. “Memory Wound” is causing controversy among residents, as the country tries to honor the victims without tearing open old scars. [Hyperallergic]

Local author Amy Gentry gets the star treatment in this feature, where she talks about her debut novel, Good as Gone, which will be released on July 26. We were going to keep this one a secret, but we’re honored to feature one of Amy’s short stories in our next issue, and she’ll be reading at our release party on September 10. Stay tuned for more details! [Austin Chronicle]

And Austin is lucky to host a group of acclaimed Latinx poets, including U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, Texas Poet Laureate Dr. Carmen Tafolla, and Malcolm Friend, whose poetry we featured in our second issue, today and tomorrow at the Spider House Ballroom. Highly recommended!

Sean Redmond