Discussing the new album from Godflesh, an extensive conversation between Roxane Gay and Lena Dunham, an interview with Vikram Chandra, Blake Butler interviewed John Darnielle, when blurbs go bad, and more.
Morning Bites: Javier Mariás Interviewed, An Adam Wilson Playlist, Neneh Cherry’s Latest, Jamie Iredell, and More
This morning: insightful interviews with Javier Mariás and Jamie Iredell, Craig Finn supplies a playlist for Adam Wilson’s new collection, Isaac Fitzgerald goes deep into the world of Twitter fiction, and more.
Craig Finn’s Beer
Will Oldham gets a coffee blend, now Craig Finn gets his own beer. Clear Heart will “contains a melody of bitterness and citrus notes, the fresh hops and malted barley are in harmony within this golden brew, a full-bodied taste with an easy finish,” and is named after Finn’s solo album, which is a reference to Friday Night Lights. We can only hope that this means we can await Bon Iver jerky and a Best Coast Slurpee flavor. Follow Vol. […]
Morning Bites: Downton to dollars, hatchet jobs, Jack London, SMITH’s “Moment,” Leigh Stein, and more
Kim Gordon riding the NYC subway sometime in the 1970s via Bryan Waterman. The best hatchet jobs of 2011. An interview with Leigh Stein (The Fallback Plan) at HTML Giant. The SMITH “Moment” party is recapped. “We’re just riding that ‘Downton Abbey’ wave,” – the publishing industry sees dollar signs thanks everyones favorite Edwardian clan. Here’s a single off Craig Finn’s forthcoming solo debut, Clear Heart Full Eyes. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, and our Tumblr. Got tips for Bites? Info@Vol1brooklyn.com
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 […]
The Week That Shall be: 11/14 to 11/20
Every Friday, we will be bringing you this bite sized guide to things going on that we find interesting for the next seven days to follow. Saturday, November 14th Craig Finn, Tad Kubler of The Hold Steady, and some guy named Chuck Klosterman are doing a 1PM happy hour at Le Poisson Rouge. Ten bucks. Another Hold Steady member (and guy soon to be published on Julius Singer Press), Franz Nicolay plays with one of our favorite bands, The Shondes, […]