Alexander Chee on Penelope Fitzgerald, writers on revisiting their own work, notes on Stevie Wonder at MSG, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Emma Straub on Beaches, Rock*A*Teens, Jim Ruland on Geoff Dyer, Eleni Sikelianos, and More
Emma Straub on beaches, Jason Diamond on Dave Chappelle’s recent interview, interviews with Jenny Slate and clipping., and more.
Morning Bites: Saving the OWS library, Will Hermes, what Jenny Slate reads, what happened to Lolita, and more
At Salon: How Jami Attenberg (and friends) tried to help rescue the OWS library. Another excerpt from Will Hermes’s fantastic Love Goes to Buildings on Fire: Five Years That Changes Music Forever. What really happened to Lolita. Jenny Slate tells The Atlantic what she reads. PBS announces return dates for Downton Abbey and Sherlock NPR reflects on the “great, often bizarre” Miles Davis quintet. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, and our Tumblr.
Morning Bites: David Rakoff scores, Marcel the Shell, Fear and Loathing again, and more
Marcel the Shell gets a book deal, and Jezebel talks to Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer-Camp about it. “Challenged once by a friend to name a single immortal literary character from postwar fiction — someone to rival Sherlock Holmes or Madame Bovary in terms of bleed-through to popular consciousness — I blurted out “Norman Mailer!” ” – Jonathan Lethem hearts Norman Mailer. David Rakoff wins the Thurber Prize for American Humor for his hilarious essay collection Half Empty. Retracing Hunter […]
Gabe & Jenny Tell Us What’s Wrong With Books
As shitty as it is that Jenny Slate is no longer on SNL, maybe she will spend more time with her partner, Gabe Liedman.