Morning Bites: Egan Talks Tweets, Sheila Heti, The Travel Almanac, Tangerine Dream, and More

“I realized that writing can change the experience of living in a certain way.” – Emily Keeler of The New Inquiry talks to Sheila Heti. Jennifer Egan talks about tweeting her story, while Jonathan Lethem, Junot Díaz, and Sam Lipsyte talk science fiction at The New Yorker. The latest issue of The Travel Almanac is out. Composer Timothy Andres explains why it can sometimes be hard to write music for other artists. Moonrise Kingdom breaks a record. A whole bunch of films […]

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Afternoon Bites: Putney Swope, Jennifer Egan’s New Story, Matt Fraction Loves the Mountain Goats, and More

The Criterion Collection has released a box set of the films of Robert Downey Sr., including the 1969 classic (and Louis C.K. favorite) Putney Swope. That price is a steal. Speaking of steals: the work of women artists from the post-war era is remarkably cheaper than that of their male counterparts. If we can call $10.7 million cheap, that is. Starting tonight, the New Yorker’s fiction department (@NYerFiction) will be tweeting Jennifer Egan’s new story, which apparently contains only 140-character-or-less […]

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Bites: Kim Kardashian vs. the Countess of Grantham, 2012 books, Tin House picks,The Men, and more

At Grantland: Downton Abbey vs. The Kardashian’s John Irving, Toni Morrison, and Michael Chabon all have books on The Atlantic’s books to look forward to in 2012 list. Scott McClanahan talks to 3:AM Magazine. On reading Jennifer Egan in Africa.  (Not the same as reading Jennifer Egan while listening to “Africa“) Tin House picks their favorite books of 2011. At Salon: Stumbling upon a treasure trove of Yiddish theatre posters. One person isn’t as excited about forthcoming album by The […]

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