The picks of the week from around the web.

  • Uncut.com: Keith Shocklee. Following up from our recent write-up of Public Enemy’s 20th Anniversary performance of It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold us Back in London, here’s a fine, recent interview with Bomb Squad founding member and beatmaker extraordinaire Keith Shocklee: part one, part two.
  • The Daumier Register. A comprehensive archive of the great Honoré Daumier’s litographic oeuvre. Go explore the work of one of the greatest cartoonists ever (that’s his Rue de Transnonain, le 15 avril 1834 above).
  • Al Feldstein on Frederic Wertham. More on the 50s comics clampdown! This time Craig Fischer has gone to one of the still living firsthand sources, EC writer, artist and editor Al Feldstein and asked him about his recollections of having been in contact with the controversial psychiatrist Wertham when EC launched its New Direction titles. Wertham scholar Bart Beaty responds.