Afternoon Bites: Bill Murray Says Tilda Swinton Can Do Whatever She Likes, Philip K. Dick Is Still Amazing, Kristen Stewart Reads 50 Shades of Grey, and More

Attention Philip K. Dick fans: these articles on his sweet, sweet crazy are not to be missed. “But that’s the way shit goes when you sell millions of records but you’re dying inside.” Jessica Hopper interviews Heart’s Ann Wilson and it’s too real. A possibly intoxicated Bill Murray makes our hearts flutter by walking us through the set of Moonrise Kingdom. How to become a literary translator, according to the guy who put Laurent Binet into English. (Our review of […]

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Morning Bites: Robert Caro Talking, Willy Loman’s Inability to Pay for Tickets, Screaming Females, and More

Willy Loman would have a difficult time affording the 2012 revival of the play Arthur Miller wrote about him. When Robert Caro met the Bat Segundo Show. Emily St. John Mandel gives Largehearted Boy her Book Notes for The Lola Quartet. Levi Asher on Laurent Binet’s HHhH. James Ladsun at The Guardian also reviewed the book. For good measure, here’s our own Joe Winkler’s review of the book. Screaming Females covering Sheryl Crow. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.

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Reviewed: Laurent Binet’s Historical Masterpiece “HHhH”

HHhH by Laurent Binet; translated by Sam Taylor Farrar, Strauss and Giroux; 336 p. I thought I knew all the main villains of of the Nazi regime. “They haunted my dreams for too long to admit, but at least I would do well on my social studies exam,” I rationalized as a child. Goebbels: the diminutive, club footed, Minister of Propaganda; Himmler: head of the S.S.; Goring: nominated successor to Hitler and Commander of the daunting German Air force; Eichmann: […]

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