In our afternoon reading: new writing from Helen Garner, thoughts on Alexis M. Smith’s new novel, and much more.
Weekend Bites: Juliet Escoria’s Latest, Glenn Branca’s Symphonies, Blake Butler Interviewed Guy Maddin, and More
In our weekend reading: Gabino Iglesias reviewed Juliet Escoria’s new book, new nonfiction from Isaac Fitzgerald, thoughts on the Misfits reunion, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Carmiel Banasky Interviewed, Whit Stillman on Jane Austen, Warren Ellis Fiction, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Carmiel Banasky, fiction from Warren Ellis and Diane Williams, and much more.
Afternoon Bites: New Harper Lee, Marxists vs. Nihilists, Whit Stillman Adapts Jane Austen, Atticus Lish, and More
In our afternoon reading: news of a new Harper Lee novel emerges, an interview with Laura van den Berg, a look at We Need Diverse Books, Atticus Lish on WNYC, when media on the internet vanishes, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Jane Austen, Scott Cheshire on the Devil, Teju Cole, Writers on Vonnegut, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Jane Austen, Teju Cole on torture, Scott Cheshire on the devil, an interview with James Ellroy, new writing from Jazmine Hughes, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Jane Austen Video Game, Kid Millions, Michel Gondry on Chomsky, Anne Marie Wirth Cauchon’s Playlist, and More
This afternoon: Anne Marie Wirth Cauchon makes Largehearted Boy a playlist, Michel Gondry is interviewed, a Jane Austen video game is coming, and more.
Attention Janeites: What Jane Saw Is Pretty Amazing
This website reconstructs an important art exhibit at the British Institution in London that Jane Austen is said to have visited in 1813. In a letter to her sister Cassandra, Austen wrote that she was looking for the portraits of Mrs. Darcy and Mrs. Bingley. She said she found the latter and still needed to find the former. Each painting comes with a brief rundown on its significance in Austen studies, as well as pertinent quotes from classic Austen works, […]
Jane Austen’s Game Theory
There are always different ways to look at literature, and one great example of that is the new book by economist Michael Chwe, Jane Austen, Game Theorist. “Austen’s understanding of human behavior is strikingly game theoretic,” Chwe says in the video below, turning the beloved author into a proto-game theorist, and also smartly dropping a reference to the Austen-influenced 1995 film masterpiece Clueless.