Morning Bites: McSweeney’s gets Porky, Anthony Burgess Center, Aaron Sorkin on 30 Rock and More

David Chang (above) and Dave Eggers join forces as McSweeney’s announces they are launching a food imprint and a children’s book one. Penina Roth, the mind behind the fantastic Franklin Park Reading Series, is profiled. Aaron Sorkin will guest star on an episode of 30 Rock. Clockwork Orange author, Anthony Burgess, has an arts center in his honor. James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem, goes on Colbert to discuss his “retirement.”

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Weekend Bites: Myla Goldberg & Darin Strauss for Charity, Paul Murray Interviewed, Dave Eggers Demons and More

Tomorrow at Union Hall in Brooklyn, Myla Goldberg and Darin Strauss (both pictured above) discuss their new books, one of which looks back on the past through the lens of fiction, the other through the lens of memoir. All proceeds go to The Brooklyn New School (P.S. 146). Graywolf Press to publish poetry of imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo. At Beatrice: An interview with Skippy Dies author Paul Murray. At The Washington Post: Dave Eggers is done fighting […]

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Eggers’ Haters

Do people really “hate” Dave Eggers?  Our pal Meaghan O’Connell thinks so, and says that one day she will write the definitive post in defense of Mr. Eggers. We wish her luck and support her 100%, but really, who hates Dave Eggers? Meaghan points to a New York Observer piece on a gallery showing of some of D.E.’s work (taking place in San Francisco, not New York — where the observer is from), but that’s not sufficient evidence, because the […]

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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. […]

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Who the F*ck Hasn’t Stalked Dave Eggers?

Over at Bookslut, Elizabeth Ellen comes clean about something that many of us are guilty of. In the Dallas-Fort Worth airport bookstore I hold up Dave’s book, show his picture to my six-year-old daughter. “This is mommy’s new boyfriend,” I tell her. She glances momentarily at the picture but doesn’t say anything. She is clearly not impressed. “Isn’t he cute?” I say. “Look at his hair. Isn’t that cute hair?”

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Dave Eggers Teabags E-Books/Might Fight Tina Brown

Dave Eggers doesn’t give a rats ass about the iPad or Kindle. The Daily Beast thinks Dave Eggers is craaaaaazy.  Who’s right? “it was strange to hear Eggers say he doesn’t read on an iPad or a Kindle and that nothing has changed about the tactile experience of the book. Readers of websites like this one and thousands who download e-books every day would probably disagree.” Is there going to be a Dave Eggers/Tina Brown boxing match?  Would you pay […]

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Bites: The Coens Grit, Detesting Eggers, Dennis Cooper on Justin Taylor, Lit. Mystery Spots, and More

The Coen bros are closer to making True Grit a reality. From The Awl: “It’s safe to say that Eggers is currently the most detested man in American haute-literary circles.” Remember that time a bunch of people wanted to kill Salman Rushdie?  He’s gonna write a book about it. Dennis Cooper on Justin Taylor. L Magazine reviews Taylor’s Everything Here is the Best Thing Ever. A literary mystery spot at Lit Kicks. Where all all the Jews in John Hughes’ […]

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