A Night in the Pillory: “Should Critics Be Harsh?” Live at the New School

Last night the New School’s Theresa Lang Community Center on West 13th Street held a panel discussion entitled “Should Critics Be Harsh?”  The seminar was moderated by author/professor Christopher Beha (What Happened to Sophie Wilder?), who was joined by Jacob Silverman and Troy Patterson of Slate alongside Salon book critic Laura Miller.  Advertised but not present were author Daniel Mendelsohn and Ruth Franklin of The New Republic.  Mutterings within the audience suggested that Mendelsohn had a gig for the New York Review of Books that he couldn’t get out of, and […]

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Morning Bites: Self-Plagiarism, Horrible Reviews, GANT History Lesson, Seth Fried and More

Jacob Silverman at Book Beast talks about the Jonah Lehrer’s ‘Self-Plagiarism’ Scandal at The New Yorker. Seth Fried has this week’s story at Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading.  We love Seth Fried. Emily St. John Mandel is the guest on the latest episode of the Bat Segundo Show. Jennifer Moore of Deep Time writes for Impose about the a really stupid Vice review. The history of GANT as told by Richard Press at Ivy Style. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.

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This Is What Happens When You Mess With Michael Chabon

  Yesterday we made mention of a piece written by Jacob Silverman for Tablet, where Silverman made the point that sometimes great novelists get into the world of writing screenplays for television or movies, and they don’t always have the easiest time getting back into the groove of writing great books. 

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