Really fascinating piece at Gothamist about New York’s ” 145 Year Old Secret Dinner Society,” The Zodiac Club. The whole thing is a fascinating read, but we especially loved the Edith Wharton bit:
“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 […]
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.
A roundup of things consumed by our contributors.
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.
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 […]
Weekend Bites: Jules Verne, Adam Levin In The Sunday Review, Edith Wharton, Close To Infinite Jest, And More
Jules Verne died on this day in 1905. “Adam Levin’s new story collection, “Hot Pink,” is about how love — family love, romantic love, love between friends — turns us into people we never thought we’d become.” – Adam Levin’s Hot Pink is reviewed by The New York Times. Come see us talk to Levin on April 4th at PowerHouse Arena. As WFMU pointed out on Twitter, Infinite Jest is getting closer and closer as a Japanese town puts their […]
Morning Bites: Amis Advice, Don’t Mess With Wharton, Young Keith Haring, Whit Stillman Primer, and More
Rozalia Jovanovic checks out the work of the young Keith Haring for Gallerist. Thought Catalog catalogs some writing advice from Martin Amis. Note to Jonathan Franzen: You fuck with Edith Wharton, you get an Edith Wharton scholar on your ass. The Coffin Factory went to the Muumuu House reading. Mira Ptacin shares an excerpt from her memoir “about the uterus and the American Dream.” at Guernica. A Whit Stillman primer. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.