“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 […]
Morning Bites: Poe Drawings, Prep Scandals, Andrés Neuman, Iceman on Broadway, and More
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.
Weekend Bites: Poe’s Cottage, Slacker Novels, Art Talk at an Art Party, Ann Patchett, and More
“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 […]
Morning Bites: Poe’s birthday, The male novelist, Ben Marcus on NPR, post-Wikipedia blackout, and more
Edgar Allan Poe was born on this day in 1809. What did the Wikipedia blackout accomplish? Teddy Wayne on “The agony of the male novelist” at Salon. Elizabeth Bishop’s paintings. Rich Cohen, Joshua Cohen, and (as far as we can tell) no other people named Cohen are involved in a book called Jewish Jocks. Ben Marcus talks about The Flame Alphabet on All Things Considered. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr. Got tips for Bites? Info@Vol1brooklyn.com
Morning Bites: Camus and the KGB, closing Poe’s, streaming Beirut, and more
Did the KGB kill Albert Camus? Did major labels try to bribe Bob Pollard with fried rice? Will Poe’s Baltimore abode fold? So many questions!!!
John Cusack as Edgar Allan Poe
Weekend Bites: A Nobel Laureates Commute, Blake Butler & NY Tyrant on Franzen, Márquez Used and More
At The New York Times: Peruvian Nobel laureate, Mario Vargas Llosa, discusses teaching Borges at an Ivy, investing his money, and the killer commute from Jersey to Manhattan: ““It’s very nice. But not if you take the train at 5 or 6 o’clock. It can be a Kafkaesque commute.” At Vice: Blake Butler and NY Tyrant take HTML GIANT’S “Mean Week” on the road, and trash Jonathan Franzen over at Vice. Hilarity ensues. At Boing Boing: Star Trak characters reading […]
Weekend Bites: Cusack as Poe, White Writers From NY, Smart Cities, Glenn Beck/Lady Gaga, and More
At A.V. Club: After years of playing the same sad sack misanthrope we’ve all come to know and love, John Cusack will play Edgar Allan Poe. At Harpers: The most expensive BBQ ever. At Jacket Copy: 12 literary oddities available on Ebay. At Impose: Julia Holmes tells us what she’s read recently. At The Faster Times: Lincoln Michel weighs in on the NY Times love of white dudes issue. At HTMLGIANT: Jimmy Chen is on a roll. First it was […]