Afternoon Bites: Marathon Gertrude Stein Reading, Iggy Pop in Bensonhurst, Olafur Eliasson, and More

Edward Champion selects his best fiction for 2012, and in the process reminds us that there’s a new Samuel R. Delany novel waiting to be read. Samuel R. Delany: fantastic writer, and bearer of one of the great literary beards of our time.

The Atlantic Cities collects holiday wishes from numerous New Yorkers.

The time Iggy Pop moved to Bensonhurst

Zachary Lipez on the new Family Curse album, mortality, and more.

Next month, Triple Canopy will be hosting a marathon reading of Gertrude Stein’s The Making of Americans.

Christopher R. Weingarten selects the year’s best avant/experimental/etc. albums. In related news, we have some records to track down.

Olafur Eliasson on his return to photography and his reading habits of late.

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