In our continuing unification of the sporting life with that of the bookish, bespectacled square, we bring you our initial foray into the wide world of hockey. Anglo-Norman facial features of the ruggedly handsome were interchangeable between some of the NHL’s all-time greats and some of the most smarty-pants of intellectuals that 1960s France had to offer. Do you think you have what it takes to tell who’s who simply from out of context photos of questionable origin? Play along, […]
Scott Rudin bought the rights to Jeffrey Eugenides’ bestselling novel The Marriage Plot. Remember back in the day (3 weeks ago) when HBO was buying every book that ever came out? Albert Camus: almost a Jew. Giancarlo DiTrapano (New York Tyrant) is interviewed at Dark Sky Magazine. Writer and organizer of literary events in Hudson, NY, Chloe Caldwell, is interviewed by Electric Literature. Jonathan Lethem’s book of essays, The Ecstasy of Influence, is reviewed. Lethem is visiting the People’s Library at Occupy […]
Morning Bites: Junot Díaz’s next steps, Mailer’s apartment, the “violent left,” Emily Gould on having a side business, and more
Animating Albert Camus. “Even if you’re a big fan of capitalism, you’ll at least concede that its greatest strength is probably not its capacity to reward artistic virtue fairly.” – Emily Gould on writers and other artists branching out, and trying to find other avenues to make money. More Jonathan Franzen essays on the way. Junot Díaz gives some insight as to what his next novel will be about. They’re having quite the hard time selling Norman Mailer’s Brooklyn Heights […]
Did the KGB kill Albert Camus? Did major labels try to bribe Bob Pollard with fried rice? Will Poe’s Baltimore abode fold? So many questions!!!
Bites: Rick Moody’s Band, Bookstore Cat Needs a Home, Lit Zombies Invade Iowa, A Modern Lover to Tour, and More
Rick Moody and his band, Wingdale Community Singers, play live for Bomb. Adopt this bookstore cat! Albert Camus: thinking mans goalkeep. Lit zombies take over Iowa. Elif Batuman loves Russians. Sana Krasikov interviews Alicia Jo Rabins of Girls in Trouble Vermilion Sands sorta rule. Spoon get written up in the New York Times. Jonathan Richman is going on tour!
If your French is good, we’d love a translation of what Camus is saying here in this 1957 interview at a soccer game. We’re assuming this is post-Nobel Prize winning. Watch it here.
Bites: Ames is Bored to Death, Thurston on grunge, Sampsell talks to Elliott, Jeter and Jesus = same thing, and more
Is Bored to Death (starring Jason Schwartzman, pictured above) the next HBO show in line that becomes that show people who “don’t watch tv” actually get into (The Wire, The Sopranos, etc.)? Not sure. But knowing that Jonathan Ames is the writer can give one hope. He talks to Huffington Post. Indichik went to our Vol. 1 Storytelling Brooklyn series this last Thursday, and said some very nice things. Lit. Kevin Sampsell interviews Stephen Elliott for the Portland Mercury 2666, […]