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Shelf Control: Radio Silence Is A New Newsstand Magazine For Literature And Rock & Roll

Shelf Control: Radio Silence Is A New Newsstand Magazine For Literature And Rock & Roll

March 17, 2014
Radio Silence is an organization that's dedicated to two great things: literature and rock & roll. It publishes a print magazine and produces live events with writers and musicians. And now, it has launched a digital edition of its namesake magazine, a Newsstand app for iOS devices that is the subject of this week's edition of Shelf Control. Each monthly issue of Radio Silence features a great selection of writing from an impressive lineup of literary and musical talent, plus illustrations and other bonus media. For example, the set-list of the magazine's February 2014 issue includes contributions by Sam Lipsyte, Blake Hazzard, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Zach Rogue, and its March 2014 issue includes pieces by Lucinda Williams, Miller Williams, Jon Mooallem, and Pico Iyer. In the Radio Silence Newsstand app, you can tap the screen to bring up the bottom menu. From there you can access the table of contents and biographical notes on the writer and illustrator of a piece. You can also move to the previous or next section of the magazine using the menu, or you can simply swipe left or right. Note that the magazine includes no advertisements whatsoever. According to the eponymous organization, "Radio Silence is a place to get away from that noise and find engaging, accessible, smart writing for fans of music and literature." Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 6.0 or later, Radio Silence is available now in the App Store as a free Newsstand app. The free download includes a complimentary issue. Beyond that sample, you can subscribe for $2.99 per month or $29.99 per year. Another thing worth noting is that a portion of Radio Silence's revenue is allocated to projects that buy books and musical instruments for students. "If we can inspire a few kids to grow up to be the next Buddy Holly or Langton Hughes — or at least if we can help ignite some sparks — that ain’t a bad thing," the Radio Silence team notes. As always, if you have suggestions for Shelf Control, please feel free to email me at [email protected] or simply leave a comment below. [gallery link="file" order="DESC"]

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