Douglas Wolk revisits his book on James Brown, a roundtable discussion of Lena Dunham’s book, Linda Thompson on the latest from Leonard Cohen, Colin Dickey has a Star Trek theory, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Norman Lock Revisits Huck Finn, Emma Straub Interviewed, Lower’s Latest, Glenn O’Brien, and More
Interviews with Emma Straub and Glenn O’Brien, a review of Norman Lock’s The Boy in His Winter, Brandon Stosuy on the latest from Lower, and more.
Afternoon Bites: C86 History, Charles Wright, Roxane Gay’s Book Recommendations, Hercules and Love Affair, and More
A history of the C86 compilation, book recommendations from Roxane Gay, an interview with Total Control, thoughts on Charles Wright, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Michael Kimball’s Postcards, Will Oldham at Lincoln Center, Paint it Black Gets Literary, and More
Pitchfork has a history up of Belle and Sebastian’s If You’re Feeling Sinister. At NPR, Will Hermes looked at Will Oldham’s recent Lincoln Center shows. Long-running Philadelphia hardcore group Paint it Black has a new 7″ out soon called Invisible. Song number 5 is titled “D.F.W.” Can you evoke a footnote in a breakdown? We’ll know the answer to that very soon. Ken Baumann — whose novel Solip is out on Tyrant Books in May — compares writing for television with […]
Afternoon Bites: Neverending Songs, An Epic Peter Straub Interview, Free Ham, Vanessa Veselka and the Truck Stop Killer, and More
There is a sequel to the bizarre adventure comic Far Arden? Excellent. Vanessa Veselka’s “The Truck Stop Killer” may fill your daily required dosage of excellent nonfiction. Douglas Wolk explores the world of very, very long songs. Jason Rice on Marie-Helene Bertino’s “Free Ham.” Nightmare Magazine has published the first part of a lengthy interview with Peter Straub. Ben Tanzer has new fiction up at Hobart. Hyperallergic has some art world-themed costume suggestions for your young’uns. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and […]
The Week In Reviews: NSFW Graphic Novels, Kirsch on Ullman, Brandon Stosuy on Pallbearer, “Frat Rap,” and More
A weekly appreciation for the art of the review.