Afternoon Bites: Page Turner Festival, Talking Haim, Salinger & Cheese, Glenn Branca, and More


Damon Runyon was born on this day in 1880.

Lauren Quinn’s essay “The Tweakers or The Ghosts” is a fantastic piece of nonfiction.

The Asian American Writers’ Workshop is holding their annual Page Turner Festival on Saturday.

This Christopher R. Weingarten piece on Haim and “death of indie” trend pieces is definitely worth your time.

Charles Reinhardt on Kevin Barry’s collection Dark Lies the Island.

Glenn Branca is doing a live Q & A at Bedford + Bowery’s offices next Monday.

Al Jourgensen is making a move into writing comics.

What if J.D. Salinger had gone into the business of cheese?

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