In our morning reading: thoughts on Charlie Jane Anders’s new novel, an interview with Gabino Iglesias, the literary David Bowie, and more.
Afternoon Bites: “Geek Love” at 25, Jem Cohen Profiled, Sarah Manguso, Catherine Lacey and Leslie Jamison Converse, and More
In our afternoon reading: Leslie Jamison and Catherine Lacey in conversation, a new issue of Storychord, Joseph Riippi on Sarah Manguso, “Geek Love” at 25, and more.
Weekend Bites: Nina Simone Documentary, Jill Leovy Interviewed, “The Leopard” Gets Deluxe, Laird Hunt, and More
In our weekend reading: news of a Nina Simone documentary; interviews with Sarah Gerard, Jill Leovy, and Laird Hunt; the effects of monitoring e-reading; and more.
Vol.1 Brooklyn’s October 2014 Books Preview
Whether your taste in books runs towards pastoral meditations on uniquely American themes or surreal stories of bizarre crimes, October will have plenty to offer. Writers reveal stories of favorite bars and beloved tattoos; cult authors return with shifts in style; and first books leave a significant mark. The weather’s getting colder; thankfully, there’s plenty on this list to go along with the seasonal beverage and sweater of your choice.
An Excerpt from “Research: A Novel for Performance”
A few years ago, I wrote a play about family and memory called Research. It was performed a couple times, in a theater next door to where Daniel Radcliffe was singing and dancing. I wrote the play’s first drafts in prose. Mostly because I was aggravated with typing characters’ names again and again and again. Right before the first table read, I changed it to “script” format so that the actors wouldn’t hate me. Then, after the play had its […]
Morning Bites: Steve Reich, Ken Burns Interviewed, Poetry By Rachel B. Glaser, Perfume Genius, and More
Interviews with Steve Reich, Nick Cave, and Ken Burns; new poetry from Rachel B. Glaser, Joseph Riippi on Luke B. Goebel’s new novel, new music from Jo Johnson, and more.
On June 28: Vol.1 Brooklyn at Popsickle Five
We’re pleased to announce that we will be taking part in this year’s Popsickle festival, which “aims to unite Brooklyn’s array of reading series, publishers, and literary organizations into one day-long megareading.” The full schedule can be found here. Representing Vol.1 Brooklyn will be: * Kait Heacock * Eric Nelson * Joseph Riippi
Afternoon Bites: Marc Ribot, Recommended Short Stories, Ta-Nehisi Coates on Reparations, Stacey D’Erasmo Interviewed, and More
Talking with Marc Ribot and Stacey D’Erasmo, Ta-Nehisi Coates on reparations, writers recommend short stories, and more.