In our afternoon reading: new writing by Hala Alyan and Helena Fitzgerald, Chip Kidd on his favorite books, and more.
Afternoon Bites: The Contents of Blake Butler’s Apartment, Great New Order Covers, Kelefa Sanneh Talks Hardcore, And More
“A rug my mom bought me after I said I couldn’t find a rug. A small collage I bought from a friend. An MS Paint portrait of Muggsy Bogues I bought from a friend. The ceiling fan. A long black coffee table from Ikea.” Blake Butler lists the contents of his apartment, which also includes a lot of Magic: The Gathering paraphernalia. And at Vice, he writes about Sean Kilpatrick’s fuckscapes. Would you like to see noted journalist and critic […]
Posted by Margarita Korol On a stage at Parsons last night, designer extraordinaire Chip Kidd moderated AIGA’s well-attended “The Next Chapter: The Design and Publishing of the Digital Book.”
The book design icon is helping us slowly learn to like MTV again.
Posted by Jason Diamond I’ve said it more than a few times, but “Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu” by John Updike is my favorite piece of sports writing ever. And as pointed out in the New York Times on Sunday, today is the 50th anniversary of Ted Williams last game, and the basis of Updike’s piece. So for the sake of celebrating, click on the link above and red the piece, or go pick up a copy of the (Chip […]
2 things: 1. Since the first time I read it, I was in love with John Updike’s 1960 New Yorker piece on Ted Williams’ last game at Fenway Park, “Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu.” So when I heard Library of America was putting out a commemorative edition of the piece in the form of a 64-page book, with artwork by Chip Kidd, I figured I could pony up the fifteen bucks and get a copy. 2. The piece in The […]