Morning Bites: Televised Charlie Kaufman, Alexander Chee on Portland (Maine), Maile Meloy on Salinger, and More

If you’re making a trip to New England this summer, might we suggest Alexander Chee’s guide to Portland, Maine? Or perhaps Ploughshares‘s guide to literary Portsmouth. Bryan Charles remembers the excellent indie rock band Silkworm. Nico Muhly on writing for ballet. Maile Meloy on J.D. Salinger’s Nine Stories. Jeanne Fury interviews Beth Ditto of The Gossip. A Charlie Kaufman/Catherine Keener HBO series? No argument here. Details have emerged about Tao Lin’s third novel. Also: LEGO hardcore show. Follow Vol. 1 […]

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So Hey, Charlie Kaufman’s Adapting “The Knife Of Never Letting Go”

In today’s unexpected news of the cinema: Charlie Kaufman will apparently be writing an adaptation of Patrick Ness’s YA novel┬áThe Knife of Never Letting Go. Having read the book in question (as well as the other two in the Chaos Walking) trilogy, this isn’t quite as weird of a match as it may seem: Ness’s novels are set in what could best be described as a telepathic dystopia, making them — one surmises — a bit of a challenge to […]

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