In our afternoon reading: interviews with Rachel B. Glaser and Stephen King, fiction from Sasha Fletcher, an excerpt from Victor LaValle’s new novella, and more.
Afternoon Bites: James Wolcott on James Salter, Alexis Coe, Lucas Mann Essay, Michaelangelo Matos Interviewed, and More
In our afternoon reading: James Wolcott on James Salter, new Tim Horvath fiction, essays from Alexis Coe and Lucas Mann, an interview with Michaelangelo Matos, and more.
In our weekend reading: remembering James Salter; notes on fatherhood and music, why sea monsters loom large in Providence, and much more.
Morning Bites: Salter on Matthiessen, 2014 Pulitzer Prizes, Gay Talese Interviewed, Robin Black, and More
James Salter on Peter Matthiessen, Gay Talese talks with Rachel Syme, thoughts on Owls’ new album, and more.
Katie Roiphe wants to know why James Salter isn’t as popular as Roth or Updike. Renata Adler is profiled by the New York Observer. Gawker has posted H.L. Mencken’s “How to Drink Like a Gentleman.” “I fear we have shipped up – a close shave.” – Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s final letter from his Antarctic camp. NPR says goodbye to “Talk of the Nation.” Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google +, our Tumblr, and sign up for our mailing list.
Lydia Millet shares her favorite YA series. Christopher Higgs’s holiday gift guide at HTML Giant is pretty terrific. Lauren Cerand on James Salter’s Three. If you like smart pop music, Chickfactor has some top ten lists for you. Our own Jen Vafidis talks Jane Jacobs at Guernica. James Wood had some nice things to say about Joshua Cohen’s Four New Messages. The folks behind Rust Belt Chic talked to WKSU. (We’ll be hosting them at Public Assembly on January 3rd.) Follow Vol. 1 […]
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Afternoon Bites: James Salter At The Armory Show, David Cronenberg’s Pilot, Lauren Groff’s Writing Space
At The Paris Review, Jenny Hendrix looks at James Salter’s presence at the Armory Show. Lauren Groff discusses where she writes. People have been telling us fantastic things about her new book Arcadia, so hey… David Cronenberg is working on a pilot called Knifeman. In related news, we are incapable of seeing that and not hearing the old Batman theme song, but with “Knifeman” in place of “Batman.” Via Warren Ellis comes this post from Matt Webb about the notion of “product.” […]