In our morning reading: checking in with Kate Zambreno, thoughts on Danielle Dutton’s latest novel, and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Vijay Iyer & Teju Cole, Lee Ranaldo’s Latest, Wayne Koestenbaum, Atavist Books, and More
Thoughts on the latest from Lee Ranaldo (and the legacy of Sonic Youth); a review of Vijay Iyer’s Teju Cole-inspired composition; Pitchfork begins a look back at a golden era of hip-hop; Wayne Koestenbaum’s new essay collection is reviewed; and more.
Band Booking: Lee Ranaldo
It might not be necessary to write an introduction for Lee Ranaldo, so I’ll state the obvious and mention he’s one of the founding members of Sonic Youth. What I’ve always respected about Ranaldo and his now-former bandmates is their ability to move across musical genres and artistic mediums, and somehow have it work out. As musicians, Sonic Youth always strove to work with various artists from Cypress Hill to Yoko Ono, and the members’ various interests outside the group included fashion, zines, […]
Weekend Bites: Jules Verne, Adam Levin In The Sunday Review, Edith Wharton, Close To Infinite Jest, And More
Jules Verne died on this day in 1905. “Adam Levin’s new story collection, “Hot Pink,” is about how love — family love, romantic love, love between friends — turns us into people we never thought we’d become.” – Adam Levin’s Hot Pink is reviewed by The New York Times. Come see us talk to Levin on April 4th at PowerHouse Arena. As WFMU pointed out on Twitter, Infinite Jest is getting closer and closer as a Japanese town puts their […]
Morning Bites: Mark Twain and Bo Jackson eating birthday cake, Morrissey Gets a Job, British newspapers, and more
Jonathan Swift, Mark Twain, Winston Churchill, and Bo Jackson were all born on this day. Only Twain got a Google Doodle, proving that Bo don’t know Google Doodles. Morrissey Gets a Job is probably our favorite thing of the week. 300 years of British newspapers are now available online at The British Newspaper Archive. More on the fate of the OWS library by Emily Witt at The Observer. N+1 on Occupy LSX. Royal Young talks to Nancy Milford about Zelda […]
Weekend Bites: Isaiah Berlin Poetry, Ben Greenman Speaks, Kevin Sampsell Reads, Respecting Lee Ranaldo, Imperial Bedrooms, and More
Isaiah Berlin inspires a poem. Ben Greenman interviewed. It’s gotta happen one of these day: The Catcher in the Rye film. An excerpt from the new Bret Easton Ellis book, Imperial Bedrooms. 5 things Kevin Sampsell has read recently. Dennis Cooper pays respect to Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth. The battle of “Jet Boy, Jet Girl.” Pirates stealing iPad shipments.