In our afternoon reading: an interview with Isabel Waidner, new writing from Helen McClory and Leah Umansky, and more.
Vol. 1 Brooklyn and Tin House Present: Matthew Specktor and Chuck Klosterman at Community Bookstore
Matthew Specktor in conversation with Chuck Klosterman. We really don’t feel like there’s that much more to say about this event, other than it will be those two guys in conversation. While the talk with mostly focus on Specktor’s fantastic new novel, American Dream Machine, you can’t really go wrong hearing what either of these guys have to say about any given subject. The event is at 7 pm on May 2 at Community Bookstore (143 Seventh Avenue in Brooklyn), and […]
Afternoon Bites: Birth of Uncool, Chuck Klosterman on “Room 237,” YA Comics, and More
At Grantland, Chuck Klosterman looks at the documentary Room 237. At The AV Club, Noel Murray looks at the growing world of YA comics. “We can write about music that’s hundreds of years old or an album that’s coming out next week; go to the Taylor Swift concert or dig deep into Swedish death-metal. Our work will be limited only by our writers’ curiosity and passion.” UNCOOL sounds quite promising. Tom McGeveran remembers growing up on Roosevelt Island. The guys behind the […]
Afternoon Bites: Adam Scott & Chuck Klosterman, The Art of “Unknown Pleasures,” “Gilmore Girls” and Pancakes, and More
Adam Scott has optioned Chuck Klosterman’s novel Downtown Owl. Johnny Depp is getting his own publishing imprint. Elisabeth Donnelly on Gilmore Girls and pancakes. Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the cover of Unknown Pleasures… The Telegraph on novellas. Moby Lives on the Bureau of General Services – Queer Division and their plans to open a bookstore in NYC. The Center for Fiction is hosting an A Clockwork Orange-inspired concert this Friday. The October issue of Word Riot is up. Follow Vol. […]
Afternoon Bites: Nick Antosca on Satire, Rosie Schaap on Soccer Bars, Brian Evenson and Rob Zombie Team Up, And More
Adam Wilson made Electric Literature a mixtape. Also, he weighs in on the eternal Klosterman/tUnE-yArDs debate: “I like Chuck Klosterman a lot, but he’s totally wrong.” (In case you missed it, Joe Winkler reviewed Wilson’s Flatscreen earlier this week.) Roxane Gay puts in her two cents on the whole Franzen/Twitter kerfuffle. The Collagist catches up with Nick Antosca, author of Midnight Picnic and The Obese. Mike Pace, singer/guitarist of the sorely missed Oxford Collapse, is back with a new project, […]
Morning Bites: Virginia Woolf’s birthday, Occupy stories, a Colbert cocktail, Klosterman goes to Wikipedia, and more
Virginia Woolf was born on this day in 1882. And since yesterday was Edith Wharton’s birthday, the New York Times takes at great social climbers, and makes the Wharton-Downton Abbey connection. The Guardian on Occupy!: Scenes from Occupied America. Electric Literature unveils the latest in their Single Sentence Animation series. Chuck Klosterman goes to Wikipedia for clues on tUnE-yArDs personality, then writes an article about her for Grantland. A Stephen Colbert cocktail. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr. Got tips for […]
Morning Bites: Emily Books, lit mag names, Civil War stuffs, Klosterman, and more
Emily Gould’s indie bookstore/bookclub/pretty awesome idea, Emily Books, is up and running. Judging lit mags by their names. The trailer for Art Spiegelman’s MetaMaus. CNN talks to Chuck Klosterman. The always great Around the Mall blog continues their reports on exhibits from around the Smithsonian on artifacts from the Civil War. This time around they tackle The Washington Eight. Who needs Radiohead when you can get Jeff Mangum to play Occupy Wall Street?
Weekend Bites: Proust Questionnaire, Bad Book Titles, Will Self, Jack Rose Remembered, T Rex’s Jewishness, and More
I didn’t think it was possible, but I think I may have found my favorite awful library book. Lit. The interactive Proust questionnaire over at Vanity Fair. NBA star Steve Nash and Cormac McCarthy discussed in this article. Appreciation for Alan Moore’s brilliant graphic novel, From Hell. Three Guys One Book show love for Emily St. John Mandel. Al Gore: Poet. The Hold Steady’s Craig Finn talks about writing the adaptation to Klosterman’s Fargo Rock City. Robert Birnbaum discusses Will […]