In our morning reading: new poetry by Ursula K. Le Guin, revisiting James Baldwin’s book for younger readers, and much more.
Hey Y’all, One of the projects I’ve been working on these days is a book called “Danceroom Balling” about why, though I played in a million bands for a million years, I was always on the wrong side of music. The essay below is the proem I plan on kicking it off with. Enjoy. We Must Move Forward to Regress (A Jerk’s Defense of This Book) by Chris Leo As both a leader and a follower, I find myself stuck […]
We’re excited to announce the next installation of our signature “Greatest 3-Minute Series Ever,” happening on 11/3 at Bar Matchless in Brooklyn. This month, Vol.1 will be bringing readers The Greatest 3-Minute Top Ten Lists of All Time. Our lineup of readers will be asked to present a top ten list on a subject of their choosing, and have three minutes to present and explain that list in any way they see fit. This is the third in the “Greatest […]
Weekend Bites: Crappy Bret Easton Ellis, Chris Leo’s Back in Town, Stalking Eggers’ Stalker, Boob-Gate, and More
The crappy parts of a Bret Easton Ellis interview. Almost forgot about the Philosopher World Cup skit until 3:AM Magazine reminded me. Great write up about Chris Leo at Brooklyn the Borough. The always great Tracy Quan delivers an essay that deals with her “career shift from sex to letters“, in the summer issue of The Drawbridge. We asked: “Who the F*ck Hasn’t Stalked Dave Eggers?”, Codex wonders if Dave’s stalker is being stalked? Boob-gate: we all are getting stupider. […]
After a few months layoff, we’re back and we’re hanging out in the basement of our favorite bookstore, WORD. Featuring Chris Leo, RM O’Brien, Eric Paul and Jillian Weise. Hosted by Jason Diamond of Vol. 1 Brooklyn. No cover, starts at 7:30pm Chris Leo, author of a bunch of books like Feathers Like Leather and White Pigeons, is thee perennially recurring NYC expat. Aside from holding the highest score on the 3 hour NYC Tour Guide Exam and most Vol. […]
Weekend Bites: New Jersey Rock, Dr. Seuss on the Couch, Twain’s Political Legacy, Portnoy Turns Forty, and More
In the New York Times: Ted Leo, Titus Andronicus, and New Jersey rock Speaking of T.A., Pitchfork basically echo my statement made a few weeks back, about the bands newest album, The Monitor, being one of the best albums of the year. Levi Asher plays analyst on Dr. Seuss. The enduring political wisdom of Mark Twain. Portnoy’s Complaint is 40. “Can you turn a J.D. Salinger into a Mark Cuban?” Huh? Indie rock and classical composers: the list. L Magazine […]
Thankfully, Chelsea Hodson had somebody recording her. [vimeo 7677719] Reading at Lolita Bar from Chelsea Hodson on Vimeo.
Things going on that we find interesting for the next week. Next Thursday and Friday are up for grabs, since most people will be digesting and shopping. Friday, November 20th NYU takes over KGB for something called “Coming of Age on the Page”. Jonathan Liebson, Karol Nielsen, and Erik Rhey read. Saturday, November 21st Mike Edison, some wine in the afternoon, some blues. The guy has fun everywhere he goes. Sort of a no-brainer. 3pm at Le Du’s Wines, 600 […]