Morning Bites: Marc Maron Meets Bret Easton Ellis (On Twitter), Saul Bass For Kids, Abbey Talk, And More

That tweet by Marc Maron to Bret Easton Ellis is a perfect example of why it is perfectly alright to stay on Twitter past midnight.  We are also hopeful that this is Maron’s invite to Ellis to appear on his WTF podcast. Meredith Blake at The Paris Review meets Lady Fiona Herbert, the eighth Countess of Carnarvon, and talks about her book Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey. Rob Horning at The New Inquiry on Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey. A Wisława Szymborska […]

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Morning Bites: Shel Silverstein archive, The Royal Foers, Crystal Stilts, and more

So many treasures from the Shel Silverstein archive. New idea for a Wes Anderson movie: The Royal Foers, starring Jonathan, Joshua, Franklin, and their monopoly fighting father. Jonathan Ames writes about his life as a bachelor. Marc Maron talks to Conan. Keegan Cooke of Crystal Stilts makes a pretty fine soul mixtape for Magnet. The classical Christmas music you should be listening to. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, and our Tumblr. Got tips for Bites?  Info@Vol1brooklyn.com

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Morning Bites: When Updike went homophobic, Jami Attenberg, Gessen at #OccupyWallStreet, and more

At Slate, David Haglund takes a look back at a homophobic 1999 book review written by John Updike.  He wasn’t keen on gay people, and he’d already been labeled a misogynist.  Now we’re convinced the only people John Updike liked were Ted Williams and Jewish writers. One of our favorite writers, Jami Attenberg, spends some time seeing if people pick up free copies of her book at a coffee shop. Keith Gessen went to Occupy Wall Street.  We heard a […]

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Appreciation for Marc Maron’s WTF Podcast

Posted by Jason Diamond I listen to Marc Maron’s WTF podcast religiously. The last time I tried to do anything religiously, I found myself on a plane headed towards Israel with a bunch of Hasids asking if I wanted to make a mitzvah as I attempted not to vomit from the turbulence. I don’t do religion well, but I make sure to download Maron’s weekly podcast as soon as it becomes available. Comedians are (usually) bright people. They are also […]

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