Let’s Talk About Love Week: Excerpt: With the Lights on, It’s Less Useless by Krist Novoselic

Welcome back to Let’s Talk About Love Week. On Day 2 we visit an excerpt from one of the essays that make up the revised and expanded edition, this one from former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic. Krist loved the original, and was happy to take time from his goat farm in Washington State (yes, that’s right) to reflect on themes of taste and politics. And while seeing Krist out and about has been rarer in the past, last week, frequenters of Greenpoint’s famed dive bar Saint Vitus were treated to…

The 33 1/3 Author Q&A: Gillian Gaar

Last month Nirvana’s third and final studio album, In Utero, turned 20. In the spirit of our author Q&As with the new 33 1/3 scribes, we reached out to Gillian Gaar, author of the 33 1/3 on the album (volume 34). Called “one of the most interesting long-form rock writers in the Seattle area,” by stalwart Seattle weekly The Stranger, Ms. Gaar was kind enough to revisit her 2006 book and meditate how she and the album’s place in culture have shifted in the seven years since her book and…