NPR listeners are 27% more likely to own a bread maker, and 108% more likely than the average adult to go to live theatre. More interesting factoids can be found at Jim Romenesko’s blog. If you buy a Paris Review onesie for your child, they will grow up to be smarter. Josh Mohr talks to Bombblog. Jeffrey Lewis is profiled by the New York Times. Jewcy talks to Stuart Nadler about Book of Life. Dave Grohl, Ryan Adams, and others pay […]
Rozalia Jovanovic, co-founding editor of Gigantic, and woman with 100 other cool things attached to her name, asked me to participate in the latest Everyday Genius project, “Manuel for a Productive Everyday Life.” I’m in some good company with names like Justin Taylor, Leni Zumas, Tao Lin, and Jeff Lewis. You should maybe check it out.
Jeffrey Lewis and Kimya Dawson in a band together? Yes! Believe the hype! The two teamed up with some pals and became The Bundles, and they’re are putting their debut album out one of our favorite labels, K Records! Friday, Vol. 1 Brooklyn will be previewing the album at Bar Matchless at 9PM for you, the indie-folk-pop loving masses. The night gets a little sweeter after the listening party when Jason Diamond teams up with Gigantic Magazine founding editor James […]
By Jason Diamond Gawker’s proclamation of the “Heeb Magazine Deathwatch” got me thinking again about “radical Jewish culture”, but this time in terms of it’s short life, possible death, and whether the tag really means anything other than getting donors to contribute to off-kilter non-profits. Of course, I find that there have been valiant attempts to get the old gears of Jewish thought turning again. From what I can gather, John Zorn coined the phrase with his marvelous Tzadik label, […]
Bites: Friends With Benefits, Tiny Vipers, horny at Hogwarts, Electric Literature, and this year’s books
New bimonthly lit mag Electric Literature is looking pretty cool. If you’re old school, it’s available in print but the e-version is half the cost. Natch, an iPhone app is on the way. Plus, they pay $1,000 per accepted submission. That’s new media that can actually pay its contributors. Progress! Washington Post is on board. Another story series in Brooklyn? By Impose? Called Friends With Benefits? With Jeffrey Lewis, Dave Hill, Chris Leo, Pepi Ginsberg, and Alica Jo Rabins? Wait […]