The Gist

Elvis Costello’s High-Fidelity Life

In his memoir, Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink, the English legend reflects on his place in music history. 

Elvis Costello with his book on Nov. 2, 2015, in Toronto.

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Elvis Costello is one of the most accomplished songwriters of his generation. In his memoir, Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink, he details his songwriting process, his encounters with everyone from Paul McCartney to Joe Strummer, and his place in a rapidly changing music industry. Costello is up for a Grammy this week for the audiobook version of Unfaithful.

For the Spiel, a fairly pointless history lesson from Ted Cruz.

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