How to Throw an Edith Wharton Party

Slate has a fine piece up from Kate Bolick, who’ll be hosting an interview series this summer at The Mount, Wharton’s home. And in the spirit of Wharton’s book on home decoration, Bolick has collected advice from Wharton on hospitality–essentially, a look at how to throw a suitably Wharton-esque event.

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Afternoon Bites: Double Dagger Alumni, Ben Greenman’s Latest, Besnard Lakes, and More

“Part of the slowness of this book was my reaction to technology. Things have sped up, in a way, with all our connectedness. Now if you want to reach a friend or relative, you can in 20 seconds. When you correspond by letter, you only have the other person’s letters, unless you’re crazy and keep copies of your own. So you always need the other person, their memory, to complete it.” Royal Young talked with Ben Greenman about his new […]

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Edith Wharton and Friends in Vogue

Not only do we get an essay on Edith Wharton written by Colm Tóibín in the newest issue of Vogue, but we get an entire Wharton-inspired photo spread shot by Annie Leibovitz at The Mount. Including the above photo that recreates a picnic between Henry James, Morton Fullerton and Wharton.

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Weekend Bites: Lopate on J. Franz, Edith Wharton’s House, Austen Questions, Berlin Cantata, and More

Phillip Lopate reviews Jonathan Franzen for the Times. Rosecrans Baldwin talks to The Atlantic. Some fantastic events coing up at Edith Wharton’s home this summer.  Anybody want to take a road trip? Book Riot talks to Jeffrey Lewis about Berlin Cantata.  Ten Jane Austen questions. Megan Draper’s style. Deep in Brooklyn where they bring planes back to life. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.

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Morning Bites: Lil B at NYU, Edith Wharton, Fires Under Pa., Day Drinking With Rosie Schaap, and More

“I’m the first rapper to adopt a tabby cat. I adopted it straight from the ASPCA, you feel me?” –  Lil B’s entire NYU speech is up for your viewing pleasure. Rosie Schaap on the charm of day drinking. Roxana Robinson on Edith Wharton at The Millions. The fires burning under Centralia, Pa. Graham T. Beck visits for The Morning News. Our own Jen Vafidis reviews Amelia Gray’s Threats for The Rumpus. Electric Literature came to our Greatest 3-Minute Punk Stories […]

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