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Vol. 1 Brooklyn and Tin House Present: Matthew Specktor and Chuck Klosterman at Community Bookstore

Matthew Specktor in conversation with Chuck Klosterman. We really don’t feel like there’s that much more to say about this event, other than it will be those two guys in conversation. While the talk with mostly focus on Specktor’s fantastic new novel, American Dream Machine, you can’t really go wrong hearing what either of these guys have to say about any given subject. The event is  at 7 pm on May 2 at Community Bookstore (143 Seventh Avenue in Brooklyn), and […]

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Afternoon Bites: Birth of Uncool, Chuck Klosterman on “Room 237,” YA Comics, and More

  At Grantland, Chuck Klosterman looks at the documentary Room 237. At The AV Club, Noel Murray looks at the growing world of YA comics. “We can write about music that’s hundreds of years old or an album that’s coming out next week; go to the Taylor Swift concert or dig deep into Swedish death-metal. Our work will be limited only by our writers’ curiosity and passion.” UNCOOL sounds quite promising. Tom McGeveran remembers growing up on Roosevelt Island. The guys behind the […]

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Afternoon Bites: Adam Scott & Chuck Klosterman, The Art of “Unknown Pleasures,” “Gilmore Girls” and Pancakes, and More

Adam Scott has optioned Chuck Klosterman’s novel Downtown Owl. Johnny Depp is getting his own publishing imprint. Elisabeth Donnelly on Gilmore Girls and pancakes. Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the cover of Unknown Pleasures… The Telegraph on novellas. Moby Lives on the Bureau of General Services – Queer Division and their plans to open a bookstore in NYC. The Center for Fiction is hosting an A Clockwork Orange-inspired concert this Friday. The October issue of Word Riot is up. Follow Vol. […]

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Bites: Books on Abraham, Chuck Klosterman on the Fab 4, bike shares, Genesis P-Orridge, and more

Lit. The New York Review of Books has a stack of books on our 16th President Daniel Steel and “That Madea Guy” both make the list of “15 Rich-Ass Authors I’ve Suddenly Decided to Like“. (Thanks HTMLGIANT) The Desk Set asks: “Why should we, librarians and friends of libraries, care about the state of the humanities?” JK Rowling getting a comic book Bikes Copenhagen Bike Share Competition.  (Thanks Cool Hunting) Music – Art Chuck Klosterman reviews the recently remastered Beatles albums […]

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Morning Bites: Virginia Woolf’s birthday, Occupy stories, a Colbert cocktail, Klosterman goes to Wikipedia, and more

Virginia Woolf was born on this day in 1882. And since yesterday was Edith Wharton’s birthday, the New York Times takes at great social climbers, and makes the Wharton-Downton Abbey connection. The Guardian on Occupy!: Scenes from Occupied America. Electric Literature unveils the latest in their Single Sentence Animation series. Chuck Klosterman goes to Wikipedia for clues on tUnE-yArDs personality, then writes an article about her for Grantland. A Stephen Colbert cocktail. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr. Got tips for […]

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Morning Bites: Emily Books, lit mag names, Civil War stuffs, Klosterman, and more

Emily Gould’s indie bookstore/bookclub/pretty awesome idea, Emily Books, is up and running. Judging lit mags by their names. The trailer for Art Spiegelman’s MetaMaus. CNN talks to Chuck Klosterman. The always great Around the Mall blog continues their reports on exhibits from around the Smithsonian on artifacts from the Civil War.  This time around they tackle The Washington Eight. Who needs Radiohead when you can get Jeff Mangum to play Occupy Wall Street?

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Morning Bites: Opie quits on Dan Brown, Klosterman breaking down (stuff), girl crushes, Miranda July, and more

Ron Howard won’t be directing any Dan Brown movies anymore.  The director thinks it was the reason why indie booksellers always made fun of him when he asked for suggestions. Jennifer Egan has a new short story out, which we’re guessing Emma Straub will probably crush out about since, well, she has a girl crush on Jennifer Egan. Chuck Klosterman breaks down an Edgar Winter performance. This seems like a necessary part of your day. “Does Miranda July have any […]

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Bites: Glenn Beck Likes Books, Daniel Nester, James Wood, Nerdcore, Klosterman on Balloon Boy, Kurt Vile, and More

Over at MobyLives, they talk about Glenn Beck being the new Oprah for a bunch of writers we could really care less about.  We wonder to ourselves if this post was just a genius ploy by Melville House to get Beck to notice Shoplifting From American Apparel? Lit. Daniel Nester and Vol. 1 Brooklyn contributor Claire Shefchik make nice after Shefchik reviews his book.  We think everything is going to be okay. James Wood talks about Thomas Pynchon’s characters.  Conversational […]

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