In our afternoon reading: interviews with Esmé Weijun Wang and Dean Haspiel, a review of a new zine collection, and more.
Taschen is having a massive sale. Michelle Dean weighed in on the Jonah Lehrer self-plagiarism scandal. We know this is totally beside the point, but doesn’t Jonah Lehrer look like Matt Saracen? Just saying. Alex Pappademas interviewed Bob Nastanovich for Grantland. They talked about horse-racing. There’s a pretty good interview with Dave Eggers over at Page-Turner. Michael Goetzman interviewed Mark Dery at the LA Review of Books. Employees at the McDonald’s locations in the London Olympics Park and Athletes Villages […]
Afternoon Bites: Contrarian Takes On “The Hunger Games,” Television Rarities, “The Secret of Evil,” And More
Would you like a contrarian take on an acclaimed dystopian novel, and the cinematic adaptation of the same? Well, with respect to The Hunger Games, Ned Vizzini has you covered. Warren Ellis on Mark Dery’s essay collection I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts, which sounds fantastic. Bill Morris on one-word book titles, at The Millions. Bryan Waterman links to some unreleased Television songs. Alison Bechdel is interviewed by June Thomas at Slate. J.P. Smith on Roberto Bolano’s The Secret of Evil. […]