Dick Watching: The Musket

Posted by Juliet Linderman Hey dudes and dudettes, ladies and germs, cetaceans and crustaceans, and welcome back to Dick Watching on Vol. 1, where we bring you a boatload of news about wonderful, wonderful whales. You guys ready to take the plunge?

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A Brief Interlude brought to you by Dick Watching: Herman Melville Forever

Posted by Juliet Linderman Hey there, Dick Watchers. We interrupt your regularly scheduled Vol. 1 Brooklyn programming to bring you this announcement: Herman Melville died today. I mean, he died today, 119 years ago. But still, all you whale lovers, Dick enthusiasts, Herman-o-philes and Melvillians out there, let’s all take a minute to remember our very own patron saint of the sea.

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Recipes for Literature: Clam Chowder for Whaling with Spicy Pork Sausage

By Cara Nicoletti In the opening chapters of Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick, Ishmael spends his final nights before setting sail aboard the Pequod at the Spouter Inn preparing for his years-long journey at sea. Part of such preparation includes readying oneself for the inevitable periods of dullness and isolation from the rest of the world’s news, finances, friends, and families. This feeling of isolation in which “you stand, lost in the infinite series of the sea, with nothing ruffled but the […]

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Bites: Stephen Elliott in Williamsburg, McSweeney’s Broadsheet, the Original Gossip Girl, Lethem Recommends Poe, Balloon boy FAQ, and more

Stephen Elliott hung out  in Williamsburg (went hard, if you will) and wrote about it on The Rumpus. Lit. Largehearted Boy reviews Nick Hornby’s Juliet, Naked. McSweeney’s to publish an old-fashioned, Sunday edition-sized broadsheet: San Francisco Panorama Jonathan Lethem  recommends on Daily Beast Edgar Allen Poe’s only novel, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, and describes it as “the missing link between Mary Shelley and Herman Melville.” My kind of narrative. On Willa Cather’s development as a novelist. […]

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