In our weekend reading: thoughts on Peng Shepherd’s new novel, thoughts on George Carlin’s legacy, and more.
Morning Bites: Chloe Caldwell Interviewed, New Prince, Judd Apatow and Phil Klay, and More
In our Monday morning reading: an interview with Chloe Caldwell, new nonfiction from Paula Bomer and Aaron Lake Smith, thoughts on new music from Prince, and more.
A Guy on Girls: Shoshanna Ensnared, Haircutters Despaired, and the Return of Laird! (S2/E10, “Together”)
On hearing that this week’s episode was titled “Together”, I assumed a Hannah-Marnie reunion was in order. Hannah’s MSWord declaration that “A friendship between college girls is grander and more dramatic than any romance…” is as close as we got, and perhaps I would have more enjoyed last night’s hit-and-miss season two finale if we’d seen a little more of this drama, and a little more of this sentiment carried into action.
Indexing: Jacques Derrida vs. Judd Apatow, Shya Scanlon, Cupcakes, the Completist’s Guide to the Tournament of Books, and More!
Nick Curley Blessed is he with too much to read, but I get a megaton bomb dropped on my head and much catching up to do. On Monday I received from a truly good egg a shipment of David Foster Wallaceness covering most of what I didn’t have on hand at the cribs: paperbacks of Brief Interviews with Hideous Men and his essay collection A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again, and the hardcover version of his famed Kenyon […]
Weekend Bites: Nick Cave to MTV, Nonrequired Reading, Wesley Stace, Soros Responds to Glenn Beck and More
Remember that time that Nick Cave told MTV that he didn’t want their stinking award? NY Tyrant takes the Best American Nonrequired Reading books to task at Vice. Wesley Stace talks to the New York Times. The cult of the sentence. George Soros finally responded to Glenn Beck’s (anti-Semitic) frequent attacks. Home cooking with Amy Sedaris. James Franco asks Judd Apatow how to host the Oscars. William F. Buckley on pot. NY Times Sunday Book Review Highlights Joyce Carol Oates’s […]