I’m pretty sure that most serious readers have a list of books that they should have read by this point, but haven’t. It might be mental; it might be in a word processing document or scrawled in the back of a notebook or stored externally in a service like Goodreads. Maybe it’s some combination of all of those things. This week’s column involves a look at two of those; it also involves misdirection, fantasy trilogies, and the enjoyment that comes […]
Afternoon Bites: Shya Scanlon on “Twin Peaks,” Great Fictional Vacations, A New Sarah Gerard Essay, Sufjan Stevens Covers Arthur Russell, and More
Revisiting Twin Peaks, Emma Straub on fictional vacations, Sarah Gerard on veganism and radical politics, Sufjan Stevens and Arthur Russell, The Dissolve on James Franco’s Child of God adaptation, and more.
Welcome. Introducting our panel of annual analysts: Climp Bators (Pigskin Warthog Online Editor, statistician, sub-par husband) Lash St. Cower (Portland Daily Gazette columnist, senile ex-lover of Eartha Kitt) Rosalind Propecia (on-field interviewer, ESPN Chechnya) Cormac McCarthy (Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Road and All the Pretty Horses, licensed misanthrope) Kegstands-X5 (sentient, artificially intelligent android sent from the future to discuss football) Peaches Malloy (three-time Pro Bowl running back, disgraced infomercial psychic)
Afternoon Bites: Coney Island Library, Wes Anderson Lessons, Monica Drake Interviewed, “The Counselor” Reviewed, and More
The Coney Island Library has re-opened; Roxane Gay talked with Monica Drake at The Rumpus; Matt Zoller Seitz shared what he learned from writing about Wes Anderson’s films; Blake Butler on Amina Cain’s new book; and more.
Morning Bites: A “Child of God” Trailer, Writers’ Notebooks, Gabby Bess, Adapting Highsmith, and More
A look at James Franco’s Cormac McCarthy adaptation, Jessica Hopper on black metal, Todd Haynes adapting Patricia Highsmith, RuPaul and Henry Rollins hanging out, and more.
Indexing: Hodgman & Balzac, NYRB Classics, William Faulkner disciples, Walton Ford, Martin Amis, and more
A roundup of things consumed by our contributors. Jason Diamond I went to Walton Ford’s opening at the Paul Kasmin Gallery a month or so ago, and became pretty obsessed with his work. I guess I’m including this because the exhibition closes on December 23rd, and if you’re in New York, I want you all to see it.
Morning Bites: Magic vs. Bird musical, Lorin Stein, Cormac McCarthy Yelps, drunk president, and more
Larry Bird vs. Magic Johnson: The Musical? Cormac McCarthy doing Yelp reviews. (We really want this to be real.) Lorin Stein of The Paris Review is a stylish dude. The NYPL president gets caught driving drunk. From typeface to Bob Dylan’s book, Slate picks some new classics. A.O. Scott revisits Sam Peckinpah’s 1969 Western The Wild Bunch. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, and our Tumblr.
Why I can’t tell a drone doom album and Cormac McCarthy apart anmymore.