Henry Hoke’s new novel The Groundhog Forever tells the story of two film students who find themselves stuck in a time loop on a day when they attend a screening of Groundhog Day. Out of that high concept comes a thoughtful, unpredictable book about life in early-2000s NYC, identity, and art. Of personal interest is the fact that Hoke and I are both graduates of NYU’s film program, and reading this book brought back a host of memories. In advance of Hoke’s book launch at Community Bookstore this evening, we chatted about film school and all things literary.
In our morning reading: short fiction by Brandon Taylor and Usman T. Malik, an interview with Werner Herzog, and more.
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on a John Coltrane reissue and Bill Murray’s Christmas special, new writing from Royal Young, and more.
This afternoon: talking with Megan Hustad about her memoir, a look at Bill Murray’s career, Kevin Sampsell makes a mixtape, and more.
Attention Philip K. Dick fans: these articles on his sweet, sweet crazy are not to be missed. “But that’s the way shit goes when you sell millions of records but you’re dying inside.” Jessica Hopper interviews Heart’s Ann Wilson and it’s too real. A possibly intoxicated Bill Murray makes our hearts flutter by walking us through the set of Moonrise Kingdom. How to become a literary translator, according to the guy who put Laurent Binet into English. (Our review of […]
Posted by Jason Diamond Not only do Leonard Cohen, Bill Murray, and Stephen King all celebrate birthdays today, but so do H.G. Wells, Chuck Jones, and Dave Coulier. That’s pretty much everybody that matters, and I think we should get a day off because of it.