Via the D&Q blog:

D+Q wants to say congratulations to Ron Rege Jr, as his band-Lavender Diamond-signed with Matador Records. You can hear their beautiful and addicting single “You Broke My Heart” on their myspace page. You can read Ron’s comics in The Awake Field, where Lavender Diamond singer Becky Stark coauthored Peace Comics. Yes, The Awake Field is included in our holiday online sale.

And for the cryptologists out there, Kevin Huizenga explains the title of CURSES.