Vol.1 Brooklyn’s July 2018 Book Preview

Cue July; cue the heat. Maybe your preferred method for dealing with high temperatures and the ever-present sun is to hole up somewhere with abundant air conditioning; perhaps you’re opting for the beach or a park, the better to savor the distinctive weather of the season. Either way, they’re spaces that lend themselves to reading, and we have some recommendations the month that looms ahead, from musical histories to unsettling fiction in translation.

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#tobyreads: Journeys into Technique, Journeys into the Weird

  So I read MFA vs. NYC this week. I’d encountered a couple of the essays in it earlier–some in the pages of N+1; others at readings or excerpted elsewhere. And as collections of work go, it comes highly recommended: it’s an accurate summation of the debates around writing and the studying of it as you’re likely to find. Though looking to it for defined answers might be more difficult: the anthology offers up a host of points of view, each of which […]

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Afternoon Bites: Inside “Field & Stream,” Gessen on Larkin and Amis, Presidential Reading, and More

  Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez talked comics with The AV Club. Sam Sifton takes us inside the latest issue of Field & Stream. Keith Gessen on the friendship between Kingsley Amis and Philip Larkin. Hector Tobar looks at what the reading choices of 2012’s Presidential candidates say about them. Roxane Gay on revelation. Vulture chats with the folks behind the deeply comprehensive Game of Thrones site Westeros.org. Maura Johnston on Pink and Carly Rae Jespen. William Basinski is interviewed at Tiny […]

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