Revisiting George Plimpton’s report from the 1980 Moscow Olympics, Juliet Escoria checks in with Mary Miller, Jen Doll on why House Hunters matters, and more.
In writing about the art of sport, and the potential poetics of these games, there is a temptation to chase secret mechanics in the language of memoirs, biographies, histories, and the like. I’m always looking for a captivating, well-written book that will offer insights not merely into the experiences of athletes – teamwork, practice, composure – but the hard data of the game. How to Throw a Curveball, How to Rebound, How to Render an Opponent Unconscious. This pursuit is […]
Posted by Jason Diamond If you’re thrifty and want to support a great literary magazine/institution, forty five bucks will get you a year subscription to The Paris Review, AND editor Lorin Stein will send you a holiday card with a customized message to you. We’d suggest asking him to comment on allegations that he’s a pimp, or getting him to say “Vol. 1 Brooklyn is my favorite blog.”
I’m just going to go ahead and steal The Book Bench description of this because there isn’t a better way to describe it. “An essay about George Plimpton written on…Google Maps.” Lou Reed, Sonic Youth, Philip Glass, and others, played a benefit for Tuli Kupferberg of The Fugs. Yiddish poet, Abraham Sutzkever has passed away. 3 Bukowski poems. Impose on Michael Gira of Swans, Angels of Light, etc. Everything you need to know to get into Wordsworth. This is the […]