"Roman Candle" turns 20: Secrets of Elliott Smith's accidental masterpiece (slideshow)
Elliott and the friends with whom he recorded in middle school in Texas (photo courtesy of Dan Pickering)
Glenn Greenwald, the reporter at The Guardian who broke the story of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, has received a book deal.
According to publisher Metropolitan Books, an imprint of Henry Holt, the book will “contain new revelations exposing the extraordinary cooperation of private industry and the far-reaching consequences of the government’s program, both domestically and abroad.”
Greenwald, who has covered cyber security issues for nearly a decade, has had rare access to the NSA leaker; he released classified documents and interviewed Snowden before he fled the U.S. Even now, details surrounding the NSA’s expansive government surveillance program continue to emerge: Greenwald recently told the AP that Snowden has retained “literally thousands” of documents that contain the entire blueprint of the NSA.
The book will be Greenwald’s fifth and is due out March 2014.
Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.More Prachi Gupta.
Heatmiser publicity shot (L-R: Tony Lash, Brandt Peterson, Neil Gust, Elliott Smith) (photo courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
Elliott and JJ Gonson (photo courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
"Stray" 7-inch, Cavity Search Records (photo courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
Elliott's Hampshire College ID photo, 1987
Elliott with "Le Domino," the guitar he used on "Roman Candle" (courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
Full "Roman Candle" record cover (courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
Elliott goofing off in Portland (courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
Heatmiser (L-R: Elliott Smith, Neil Gust, Tony Lash, Brandt Peterson)(courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
The Greenhouse Sleeve -- Cassette sleeve from Murder of Crows release, 1988, with first appearance of Condor Avenue (photo courtesy of Glynnis Fawkes)
Glenn Greenwald is a prominent Salon blogger. Read him here.