This morning: thoughts on a new biography of Alan Moore, a new album of John Lurie’s music is out, writers on depression, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Alan Moore’s Short Films, Julia Wertz, Best Reissues, Lou Reed on “Yeezus,” and More
Lou Reed wrote about Kanye West, Jerry Saltz reports from Venice, Julia Wertz shares some unreleased comics, Alan Moore talks Kickstarter, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Chats With Vanessa Veselka and Julia Wertz, Ranking the Bond Novels, Inside Keret House, and More
Julia Wertz talked with The Comics Reporter about her new collection The Infinite Wait. Book Riot ranked Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels. Vanessa Veselka chatted with The American Reader. The New York Times takes us inside Keret House. Edan Lepucki makes the case that literary fiction is a genre. Roxane Gay was interviewed on the subject of short stories. Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi’s Fra Keeler is out now on The Dorothy Project, and The Collagist has an excerpt. New fiction from J.A. Tyler […]
“You may not want to be writing like the books you read when you were young, but I’m trying to replicate the reading experience. I’m not mimicking the style or the genre, just the reading sauce and the experience sauce and how you spread it all over.” The Outlet reports on Heidi Julavits’s recent appearance at The Center for Fiction. The EMP Pop Conference kicks off this evening at NYU, incorporating everything from a discussion of metal in Jakarta to […]
At Largehearted Boy, Steve Erickson provides a playlist for his latest novel, These Dreams of You. Carolyn Kellogg has an evenhanded look at the recent and unsettling news about the subject of Dave Eggers’ Zeitoun. Tobi Vail on The Who’s Quadrophenia, touring with Beat Happening, and more. Laura Hudson talks to the former members of Pizza Island about their current projects; this includes the welcome news that Julia Wertz has a new book coming out later this year. The secret […]
We’re excited to announce the next installation of our signature “Greatest 3-Minute Series Ever,” happening on 11/3 at Bar Matchless in Brooklyn. This month, Vol.1 will be bringing readers The Greatest 3-Minute Top Ten Lists of All Time. Our lineup of readers will be asked to present a top ten list on a subject of their choosing, and have three minutes to present and explain that list in any way they see fit. This is the third in the “Greatest […]
Bites: Ames is Bored to Death, Thurston on grunge, Sampsell talks to Elliott, Jeter and Jesus = same thing, and more
Is Bored to Death (starring Jason Schwartzman, pictured above) the next HBO show in line that becomes that show people who “don’t watch tv” actually get into (The Wire, The Sopranos, etc.)? Not sure. But knowing that Jonathan Ames is the writer can give one hope. He talks to Huffington Post. Indichik went to our Vol. 1 Storytelling Brooklyn series this last Thursday, and said some very nice things. Lit. Kevin Sampsell interviews Stephen Elliott for the Portland Mercury 2666, […]
“Beach Boys”For our July installment, Vol. 1 is excited to present five storytellers who will dig into their souls for moments in their lives that were influences by the beach, boys, boys on the beach, or bands named Beach Boys. Bob Powers —Reading from his new book “The Terrible Horrible, Temp to Perm Debacle” Adira Amram —New cd “Hot Jams For Teens” out now Julia Wertz —Comic artist, fartparty.org Zack Lipez —Singer of the band Freshkills. Writer. Jason Diamond —Vol. […]