In our afternoon reading: new writing from Luc Sante, Jeff VanderMeer on the Octavia Project, and much more.
Today’s morning news: Rimbaud’s adventures getting coffee, Warren Ellis thinks Gingrich is full of shit, a David Cronenberg interview, and much more.
WNYC takes a look at the niche business of typewriter repair. Arthur Rimbaud was born on this day in 1854. At Lit Kicks: How Adbusters went from a zine to the creative force behind Occupy Wall Street. 3:AM reviews Joshua Mohr’s Damascus. Megan Boyle’s book trailer that looked like it took a long time to make. Does anybody remember when punk broke? Those were the days! My Brightest Diamond is making progress.
Tobias Carroll A year and a half ago, I was reading Lev Grossman’s The Magicians in trade paperback. Looking at the very back page, I saw an ad teasing the sequel, The Magician King. Initially, I wasn’t sure what to think: The Magicians was as much a meditation on certain fantasy tropes as a satisfying work on its own. Could Grossman sustain that for a second book? As it turns out, that’s not at all what’s going on with the […]
Dorothy Parker was born on this day in 1893. Daniel Mendelsohn on the brief career of Arthur Rimbaud in this week’s New Yorker. Silly times in Hitler’s Germany. Joann Sfar, director of the upcoming documentary Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life, talks to Vox Tablet. Really, the only right way to report that The Help was the number one film at the box office this weekend would be to say something like, “The Help crushes anemic competition. Brings in millions.” Sadly, nobody […]
Something learned while reading the Vanity Fair interview between Johnny Depp and Patti Smith, is that Depp is the owner of letters and manuscripts written by people like Dylan Thomas, Jack Kerouac and Arthur Rimbaud.
I totally missed out on the discovery of a new Rimbaud photo. Thanks MobyLives.
Bites: The Shining pt. 2, Lethem in Manhattan, Rimbaud, Turkey Holocaust Poetry, Grass Widow on WFMU, and More
Danny, he said, was certain to have been left “with a lifetime’s worth of emotional scars” after his experiences at the Overlook, where his father was possessed by the hotel, tried to kill him and his mother and eventually died. I’m going to guess two things. The first being Stephen King isn’t going to name the sequel to The Shining, The Shining 2: Danny Torrance Boogaloo. Secondly, I’m guessing he’s not going to get Stanley Kubrick to do the film […]