Luc Sante looks at the work of Jean-Patrick Manchette, whose Fatale is damn good reading. Brain Pickings on the ten best biographies of 2011. Alina Simone meets Alina Simone. Ander Monson reviews Blake Butler’s Insomnia for the New York Times Book Review. Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen are profiled by The New Yorker. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, and our Tumblr. Got tips for Bites? Info@Vol1brooklyn.com
Posted by Jason Diamond I’ve written and read my share of year-end lists, and I’m at the point now where I’m not totally sure what sort of purpose they serve, but I continue to read and write them anyway. I’m not trying to sound jaded about peoples roundups of the year that was, in fact I rather like them and really enjoy doing my own. I guess my issue tends to be more of the way you’ve got to dig […]
Morning Bites: “not beat poets,” last Sonic Youth show, Victorian hoarders, animating Bolaño, and more
Today you should do birthday shots for Voltaire, Goldie Hawn, Björk, and Ken Griffey Jr. Robert Hass, the 70-year-old former Poet Laureate of the United States, writes an op-ed about being beaten by police at Occupy Berkeley. At Granta: Animating Bolaño. The Los Angeles Review of Books talks to Helen DeWitt. The Victorians: Original hoarders? 3:AM Magazine talks to Alina Simone. Ted Leo and Titus Andronicus are playing an OWS benefit in Brooklyn tonight. Possibly the last Sonic Youth show ever? […]
Posted by Jason Diamond Alina Simone wants You Must go and Win to be a big seller (it should be). So she consults Eugene Mirman and Stephen Elliot to help her out.