In our afternoon reading: thoughts on books by Kobo Abe and Renee Gladman, fiction by Luke B. Goebel, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Rachel Cusk’s Latest, Peter Straub on Poe’s Heirs, Kate Zambreno, Negative Reviews, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on recent books from Rachel Cusk and Kate Zambreno, recent Korean fiction, and more.
Morning Bites: Sarah Gerard, Depressing Music, Weyes Blood Interviewed, John Green and John Hughes, and More
In our Wednesday morning reading: celebrating the release of Sarah Gerard’s Binary Star, the case for depressing music, a Weyes Blood interview, Idris Elba and Edgar Allan Poe, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Price & Poe, Peter Bagge on Margaret Sanger, James Wolcott, Iron Lung Interviewed, and More
A look at James Wolcott’s criticism; checking in with Iron Lung; a massive oral history of Elliott Smith; Edgar Allan Poe adaptations; and more.
Morning Bites: Jim Jarmusch’s Band, Revisiting “Medium Cool,” Sarah Polley & Nonfiction, Poe House Reopens, and More
In this morning’s roundup of interesting links: Jim Jarmusch’s band is reviewed, Sarah Polley’s foray into nonfiction filmmaking is discussed; Poe House is slated to reopen to the public; Damon Krukowski talks about champagne; a landmark NYC building is renovated, and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Martin Scorsese and NYRB, Matthew Dickman on Mary Ruefle, Baltimore’s Literary History, and More
“This is a book not just for poets but for anyone interested in the human heart, the inner-life, the breath exhaling a completion of an idea that will make you feel changed in some way.” Matthew Dickman on Mary Ruefle’s Madness, Rack, and Honey. Will Sheff makes the case that a televised Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show concert from 1974 is his preferred “cinematic document of a rock and roll band.” Martin Scorsese is making a documentary about the New […]
Jennifer Miller tells Flavorwire about some real-life prep school scandals. Spin lists five ways Maurice Sendak influenced music. The Coffin Factory reviews Travelers of the Century by Andrés Neuman. Some “disturbing” 1919 illustrations for an Edgar Allan Poe collection. Should The Iceman Cometh cometh to Broadway? Tom Gabel of Against Me! comes out as transgender. Abraham Lincoln as O.G. Mark Zuckerberg. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
“As a member of the generation that learned everything we know from that show, my interest in The Simpsons-approved Poe eventually led me to experiment with Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Villon, and a bunch of other scumbags who tried to sweet-talk their way to easy street.” – Erik Bryan talks about Edgar Allan Poe’s cottage for The Morning News. The Millions takes a look at the slacker novel. Jon Cotner and Claire Hamilton go to a MoMA party to ask people what […]