In our afternoon reading: new writing from Dorothea Lasky, looking back at a classic album from Joy Division, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Adam Scott & Chuck Klosterman, The Art of “Unknown Pleasures,” “Gilmore Girls” and Pancakes, and More
Adam Scott has optioned Chuck Klosterman’s novel Downtown Owl. Johnny Depp is getting his own publishing imprint. Elisabeth Donnelly on Gilmore Girls and pancakes. Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the cover of Unknown Pleasures… The Telegraph on novellas. Moby Lives on the Bureau of General Services – Queer Division and their plans to open a bookstore in NYC. The Center for Fiction is hosting an A Clockwork Orange-inspired concert this Friday. The October issue of Word Riot is up. Follow Vol. […]
Afternoon Bites: Happy Birthday Word Riot, David Milch, Steven Millhauser, And More
File under: genius ideas we’re amazed no one has had before: Hunx will be writing an advice column for Sound of the City. Happy tenth birthday, Word Riot! And in the piece linked right there, one can find the news that WR will be releasing a collection of Nick Antosca’s fiction later this year. We’re looking forward to that one. At Bomb, Catherine Lacey chats with Amelia Gray. Alan Sepinwall chats with David Milch about series finales, intentional and otherwise. Steven […]
A Means to an End
As of tomorrow, you have exactly four days to go to Team Gallery to check out Slater Bradley’s exhibition, if we were immortal. In if we were immortal his lugubrious interests focus on Joy Division, a band whose vocalist committed suicide in 1980, at 23 years old, after the band released only two albums. In this, his sixth show at Team, Bradley chooses to meticulously redo graphic images from a subculture and re-present them in another medium—painting. Review from Fanzine.
Bites: Pixar, Joy Division-New Order-Hacienda, Infinite Jest, new bookstores
New Order/Joy Division bassist Peter Hook has written a tell-all book about the famous Manchester club The Haçienda that was the epicenter of the “Madchester” sound in the late 80’s and early 90’s titled; The Hacienda: How Not to Run a Club (Simon & Schuster). According to Pitchfork however, the book might be a little too juicy. A new independent bookstore, Greenlight Bookstore, will be opening in Fort Greene in the Fall. In a time where people need these resources […]