1. Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan have cut another album. Lanegan is the closest thing we have to Cash: a man whose voice rasps with experience, most of it sinful.
2. "Voice" in writing is just a way of talking about style. For a perfect example, consider Groucho Marx's riposte to a Warner Brothers outbreak of litigiousness. Only Groucho could've written it that way. [via Jesse Walker]
3. Conversely, one of the best films ever made is Buster Keaton's The General, now in a glorious release from Kino. Silence is pure movie gold.