Weekend Bites: Joshua Cohen On Adam Levin, NY Art Book Fest, Greenman & Strauss, Maddow On Olbermann And More
“Who better to review a 1,000-page Jewish book that comes out in the fall than the author of an 800-page Jewish book that came out in the spring?” – Joshua Cohen reviews Adam Levin’s The Instructions. At Brooklyn Vegan: The NY Art Book Fair is this weekend. At The Atlantic: Classical music is still not dying. The Speakeasy: A night of fast memoirs with Ben Greenman and Neil Strauss. Edward Champion reviews 127 Hours. At Jewcy: A rambling review of […]
Good Links to Wake up to: Superchunk on NPR, Lorie Moore at NYer Festival, Celebrity Chekov and More
At NPR: Superchunk’s Mac McCaughan at Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me. At The Rumpus: Elissa Bassist took some notes on Lorie Moore speaking at the New Yorker Festival. At The New York Times: Wishing Flaubert was still alive to read the Lydia Davis translation of Madame Bovary. At Big Other: Pretty psyched about the Wednesday event at the Center for Fiction. At Speakeasy: Ben Greenman gives us some Celebrity Chekov. Alex Ross calls The Social Network “mesmerizing”
If you haven’t read Ben Greenman before, you should start. And do it soon. His is a dazzling, addicting talent that will draw you in and seduce you into experiencing a particularly odd sensation of belonging that only a traveler or émigré can know, one who is simultaneously comfortable and uncomfortable with a place, one who is there and not there at the same time. Read the rest here.
I’m a Chicago boy, and I will always hate Brett Favre for all the pain he has inflicted upon both my mental well-being, and my dear Chicago Bears. On the flipside of that coin, I like Ben Greenman, and I like the musicals he writes for The New Yorker, including “Brett Favre! The Musical“
Weekend Bites: Isaiah Berlin Poetry, Ben Greenman Speaks, Kevin Sampsell Reads, Respecting Lee Ranaldo, Imperial Bedrooms, and More
Isaiah Berlin inspires a poem. Ben Greenman interviewed. It’s gotta happen one of these day: The Catcher in the Rye film. An excerpt from the new Bret Easton Ellis book, Imperial Bedrooms. 5 things Kevin Sampsell has read recently. Dennis Cooper pays respect to Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth. The battle of “Jet Boy, Jet Girl.” Pirates stealing iPad shipments.
Ben Greenman knocks one out of the park with his Largehearted Boy Book Notes. The author of What He’s Poised to Do, picks songs that “are themselves letters.”
Tablet continues the Jewish takeover of Bloomsday, talking to Joshua Cohen. Things discussed include big novels, sacred books, and Pynchon. Not discussed is the possibility that Tablet’s Bloomsday celebration could become an all out chug fest after Cohen and Ben Greenman get finished reading. But wait! There is also Radio Bloomsday on June 16th! A national broadcast on the Pacific Radio Network from the WBAI studios in New York City from 7pm to 2am EST on 99.5FM in NYC and […]