In our afternoon reading: a playlist inspired by “Tiny Crimes,” a remembrance of Richard Swift, and much more.
Indexing: Bradbury signs, Gang Gang Dance DJs, Jo Walton’s “Among Others,” Johnny after The Smiths, and much more
A roundup of things consumed by our contributors. Tobias Carroll “She was looking at a record called Anarchy in the U.K. by a group called the Sex Pistols. It was a very ugly cover, but I am quite interested in anarchism because of The Dispossessed.” That’s from Jo Walton’s Among Others, a novel set in 1979 about a young woman named Morwenna attending an English boarding school. She reads voraciously; she expounds at length on the science fiction and fantasy that she’s encountering, and this […]
Trinie Dalton — whose Baby Geisha is forthcoming from Two Dollar Radio — talks with Gang Gang Dance’s Lizzi Bougatsos for The Paris Review. Fantagraphics takes a look at the Short Run Small Press Festival. Portsmouth’s River Run Bookstore held a community meeting and shared an update on their fundraising progress. More details on Patrick Somerville’s next novel emerge… Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, and our Tumblr.
Have you ever wondered how do to get from Miranda July and Justin Taylor to Gang Gang Dance and Ol’ Dirty Bastard in a few moves? If the answer is (hopefully) yes, Melissa Broder has figured it out for you.