In our morning reading: Joseph Heller’s foray into writing a musical, Maud Newton interviewed Celeste Ng, Pitchfork on the reissue of Afghan Whigs’ Gentlemen, reviews of books by Atticus Lish and Richard Ford, and more.
Indexing: New Directions catalogs, Joseph Heller, two-thirds of Murakami, Green Apple Books, and more
A roundup of things consumed by our editors.
Morning Bites: Joseph Heller longread, Global reads, Pippa’s party book, Sex Pistol cartoon, and more
Start your Monday with a longread on Joseph Heller. You know you want to. At Los Angeles Review of Books: A review of Margaret Atwood’s In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination that employs the term, “spot of bother.” Think globally, read like somebody who thinks globally also. Pippa Middleton wants to teach you how to party, so she’s going to write a book that somebody is going to pay her a lot f money to write. So there might […]
NBC picked up the show Apocalipstick, which will be written and produced by the very talented Julie Klausner. The Hairpin breaks down how to write romance novels. Fixating on a Willa Cather sentence. Joseph Heller didn’t mind war that much. Steve Martin, Gillian Welch, and Ed Helms in a bluegrass mockumentary is probably the best thing of the day. Tom Waits is interviewed while sitting in a barber shop. Can somebody please front us the money to buy John Hughes’ former […]
It was sort of a coincidence that I stumbled upon the fact that S.J. Perelman was born today in 1904 (he died in 1979), but going and checking out his Wikipedia page wasn’t — it’s something I usually do when I find out it’s the anniversary of someones birth or death. With all this talk about “comic novels“, I’ve been getting more and more interested in reading older humor pieces, and have taken a serious interest in Perelman’s work. Considering […]
Somebody in Prospect Heights is trying to open a “steampunk bar”, but can’t get a liquor license. The whole process is described by the bar owner as: Kafka meets Catch 22. Fortunately, I haven’t woken up as a giant cockroach… yet.
Everybody has one of those books that you have always meant to read, but never seem to get around to, and mine is Catch-22. The Guardian asks what is “The New Generation’s Catch-22“, and now I’m wondering should I just give up on Joseph Heller’s novel, and check in on what ‘the kids’ are reading? There’s gonna be a Ray Bradbury birthday up in this mofo. (via Boing Boing) Amazon is getting sued by a 17-year-old because his copy of […]