Hot Pink by Adam Levin McSweeney’s; 256 p. Adam Levin’s mammoth The Instructions was memorable not only for its size but for the number of levels on which it worked. Most notably, it evoked over its thousand-plus pages a complex series of conflicts relating to relationships, families, faith, and education, while also incorporating multiple (sometimes unreliable) narrators, textual experimentation, and metafictional riffs on the dilemma of translation. Did I mention that it’s also a deeply readable story, an unlikely […]
There are Adam Levin Balloons and Free Beer
We’ve been waiting for tonight for a long time. Adam Levin, Adam Wilson and Karolina Waclawiak at PowerHouse Arena at 7PM tonight. Free beer and ballons provided by Uncle Dave Eggers and his merry band of McSweeney’s people. Got a question you think Jason Diamond should ask during our live Q&A? Let us know either via comment or Twitter using the hashtag #AdamLevinQuestions and also RSVP at Facebook. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr
Morning Bites: Celebrity Robots, Adam Levin and a Porn Star, Southern Bromances, Moshe Kasher, and More
The first celebrity robot is back. Thoughts on an Emma Goldman biography written while listening to Sisters of Mercy at Jacobian. Adam Levin talks to porn star Kayden Kross Pt. 1 and Pt. 2. Stalin’s sticking around on Russian notebooks in schools. Michael Silverblatt talked to Moshe Kasher on KCRW’s Bookwork. Great bromances in Southern literature. Also in Southern literature: The Death of it. That time Pixies were on 120 Minutes. A little tribute to Jane Goodall. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google […]
Weekend Bites: MTV Book to Movie, This American Life, Retraction, Studs Terkel Century, RADAR Lab Benefit, And More
Vol. 1 & McSweeney’s Present The Release Party for Adam Levin’s “Hot Pink” on April 4th
One of our favorite books of 2010 was Adam Levin’s mammoth novel The Instructions, and we’re incredibly excited to hear that he has a new collection out on McSweeney’s: Hot Pink. His publisher has this to say about it: …in the stories of “Hot Pink,” Levin delivers nine smaller worlds, snow-globes of overweight romantics, legless prodigies, quixotic dollmakers, textbook lovers, dirty old men, insecticidal fathers, nervous comedians, angry mimes, and a dumptruck covered with balloons–all shaken together, colliding and embracing. […]
Weekend Bites: Clover Adams, Slate Book Review, Adam Levin on James Ellroy, Fad Gadget, and More
The photography of Clover Adams. We’re already fans of the Slate Book Review. “There isn’t a moment of lag here. If someone’s not being killed or beaten, he’s being shaken down, spied on, bedded or conned.” Adam Levin talks about James Ellroy’s American Tabloid on NPR’s All Things Considered. Daphne Carr celebrates the life and work of Frank Tovey and makes us all want to go listen to more Fad Gadget. The week that was: Tobias talked to Christian Wargo. Wargo was […]
Vol. 1 Brooklyn presents a lot of stuff between February and April
Between now and when the flowers start growing, the trees beging greening, and the animals start mating, we’ve got a bunch of events going on. There will be a few more announced coming up, but in the meantime, we figured we should mention these. Also, as usual, all events are free.
Indexing: New Directions catalogs, Joseph Heller, two-thirds of Murakami, Green Apple Books, and more
A roundup of things consumed by our editors.