Afternoon Bites: New Janet Malcolm, Blackout Covers, Carl Wilson on Leonard Cohen, and More

The New York Times on how political reporters read. Michael Robbins on David Foster Wallace. Carl Wilson on Leonard Cohen. The story behind New York‘s amazing blackout cover. New Janet Malcolm nonfiction in the New York Review of Books. Clearly I Didn’t Think This Through author Anna Goldfarb is profiled in Metro today. Joe Winkler looks at Christopher Hitchens’s Mortality. Proceeds from Dan Deacon’s New York shows later this month will go towards Hurricane Sandy relief. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.

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Afternoon Bites: Mike Watt, Leonard Cohen, DFW symposium, and more

At The Outlet, Ryan Chang reports on the release party for Ben Marcus’s The Flame Alphabet. On April 5 and 6, the Harry Ransom Center in Austin will be holding a David Foster Wallace symposium. Maura Johnston talks Leonard Cohen. This fall: new Chris Ware. We’re guessing that some of you are looking forward to that one… Mike Watt and Richard Meltzer made an album. This interview with Matthew Wasovich includes references to SST Records, Cleveland punk, Oneida’s Kid Millions, […]

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Morning Bites: William Gibson’s future, Jim Carroll Vs. Gil Scott-Heron, Alex Gilvarry, Dirty Three, and more

Zach Baron had heard rumors of a high school football rivalry between Jim Carroll and Gil Scott-Heron.  He discusses it at The Daily. Alex Gilvarry talks to NPR about From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant.  Edith Wharton: born into wealth, great writer, kinda awkward. Pay attention to this Leonard Cohen kid who has a poem in this week’s New Yorker.  He’s gonna be huge. We’re living in William Gibson’s future.  The New York Times on Gibson’s Distrust That Particular Flavor. At Slate: Matthew […]

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You can’t stop Leonard Cohen, you can only hope to contain him

Posted by Jason Diamond At this point the fact that Leonard Cohen is pushing 80 and is spritely enough to do things like tour, record new albums, etc. fills me with so much happiness that I sometimes want to bust out a version of “Famous Blue Raincoat” that sounds like it was ripped out of Gypsy. But let’s be honest, even if Old Ideas, Cohen’s forthcoming album to be released next year, is a total stinker, we will all be […]

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Bites: Post-Donald Barthelme, Loving Henry James, Leonard Cohen off the Road and More

At HTMLGIANT: We are living in post-Donald Barthelme times.  Get used to it. At Big Other: Learning to love Henry James. At The Millions: Leonard Cohen’s tour comes to an end.  No word if he will do a poetry tour or write a followup to Beautiful Losers in his spare time, but we will hold our breath in anticipation of something from him. At The Atlantic: The holocaust and literature aren’t always the best bedfellows. At Huffington Post: Justin Timberlake […]

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