Afternoon Bites: J.D. Salinger In 1940, Coming-Out Memoirs, Redrawn Pulp Comics, And More

If you have a time machine bound for 1940 and your heart set on finding J.D. Salinger, Gothamist might be able to help you out. Storychord’s 48th issue features music from Matt LeMay and fiction from Mike Errico. Kathryn Schulz on the current state of the coming-out memoir. Paul Tobin — who wrote the terrific Portland-set, bookseller-starring Gingerbread Girl — talks about his upcoming horror comic Colder. Nicolas Labarre’s “Retelling Planet Stories” project — involving redrawn panels from a 1940s […]

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Weekend Bites: Ayn Rand’s Medicare Payments, Kafka’s Makeover, Nick Kroll and More

Ayn Rand received Social Security and Medicare payments under a false name.   Rand “despised government interference and felt that people should and could live independently… She didn’t feel that an individual should take help.” Kafka gets a makeover. A Stranger On The Planet By Adam Schwartz, is being hailed at the “first great Jewish novel of 2011.” J.D. Salinger was a real human being, just like you and me. Nick Kroll talks to A.V. Club.

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