“American novelist and playwright Harry Crews also flagged grapefruit as a harbinger of strife.” –Slate’s Katy Waldman hates on grapefruit. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
The film adaptation of David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross turned 20 this month, and Jeff Roda at The Atlantic talks a little bit about the brilliant performances of Alec Baldwin and Al Pacino and how one of them is the devil and the other isn’t:
“Forget the diamond as big as the Ritz. This one’s bigger than planet Earth.” – Reuters on 55 Cancri e, the planet made of diamonds. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
“Charles Burroughs was something of an early celebrity at the U of C. Long before F. Scott Fitzgerald gutted the term and made it synonymous with “tactless meathead,” he was the picture of a Big Man on Campus—not just liked but respected, with a historian’s acuity, and above all a near-peerless athlete.” – From the Chicago Maroon’s article “Portrait of the sprinter as a young man.” We love everything about the article except for the fact that the guy died. That’s […]
“Fuck ’em. To hell with them. Actually, my life has been pretty much your average writer’s life for over a decade now.” – Salman Rushdie gets back to work. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
“The award, he said, was “based on the conceit that upper-class Englishness is the cultural yardstick against which all literature must be measured.”- The Telegraph reports on Irvine Welsh’s (pictured above) thoughts on the “highly imperialist-orientated” Booker Prize. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
“This was my first arts colony stay. I’d tried to pack light: a laptop and a bathing suit, some shorts and shirts and a pair of jeans and a windbreaker, plus some Guy Davenport short story collections.” – Alexander Chee on what really goes on at an artist colony at The Morning News. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
“I have never once argued with a bad review. I expect them, and will receive them, over the course of my career. I also happen to have a very thick skin. (Try getting three novels universally rejected before you publish a single short story—it does wonders. Truly. I think this should be required in MFA programs: racking up as many rejections as it takes to no longer care.)” – Emma Straub, from “A Celebration of Enthusiasm,” a response to Jacob […]