Vol. 1 Brooklyn Events Civic Pride and Greatest 3-Minute Top 10 Lists Are This Week

This week we have two big events, and we think we can pull them both off without losing our minds. Wednesday we have the third installment of our “Greatest 3-Minute Series Ever” with the Greatest 3-Minute Top Ten Lists. We think it’s going to be pretty insane with people like Tim Harrington of Les Savy Fav, Dave Hill, Julia Wertz (Writer/artist, “Fart Party“) and Brandon Stosuy of Stereogum reading off top ten lists of whatever the c they’d like.  If […]

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Vol. 1 Presents: Civic Pride “Best of Chicago” with Adam Levin, Jami Attenberg and Free Beer

On November 5th, we will be hosting the first of our newest series called Civic Pride, and the idea is to have a few readers who are from, or have stories from a particular city, state or country, and couple their stories with free beer and/or food from the particular place we’re highlighting. For the first installment, Chicago is the city we will focus on, and we have 2 readers who have put out books this year that will surely […]

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Post-Modern Twee Literature, The “Josh Cohen of the McSweeney’s set,” and Big Being Beautiful

Posted by Jason Diamond I’m nearly 600 pages into the book that Marc Tracy at Tablet called  “the Josh Cohen of the McSweeney’s set,” Adam Levin’s The Instructions.   At the same time, I’m peeling open Skippy Dies by Paul Murray (which I think the NY Times likes.  Not totally sure.)  I’m not quite sure if it’s good for my mental state to read two large books at the same time, but I’m willing to find out. I decided to undertake […]

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