In our afternoon reading: thoughts on the music of Jóhann Jóhannsson, Maurice Sendak’s theatrical work, and more.
Penelope Houston of the Avengers is back with a new solo album, and Eric Davidson talked with her for Sound of the City. At Everyday Genius, Sabra Embury outlines a prank involving child actors, five-year comas, and scrambled eggs. The Times collects homages to the work of Maurice Sendak. Joanna Newsom and Philip Glass will be collaborating. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
Maurice Sendak has passed away at the age of 83. The administration of UC Davis is holding poet and professor Joshua Clover and 11 students accountable for their alleged role in protests that led to the shutdown of a campus US Bank. The New York Times asks several prominent critics who they’d give the Pulitzer to fiction in. LitKicks takes a look at the life and work of Comte de Lautréamont. The Hairpin lists some really good books about history. Notes […]
Today: writers tell the Daily Beast their favorite summer reads, Kurt Vonnegut is banned in a Missouri school, Andrew Bird covers “It’s Not Easy Being Green,” and a bunch more.
Bites: Sendak Retrospective, Amos Oz as Nobel Fav., Is Teaching Shakespeare a Problem?, Af-Pak Reading, Chicago’s Loss, the age-old Polanski debate, and more
First William Blake, now the Wild Things! The Maurice Sendak retrospective opens tomorrow at the Morgan Library. To coincide, the Animazing Gallery presented last Thursday Sendak in SoHo, the world’s largest exhibition & sale of original illustrations from the collection of the legendary artist and author. Lit. Speaking of Where the Wild Things Are, Vice Magazine has a WTWTA blog, which presents work from 24 contributing artists inspired by the story. A little weird because the site is totally in […]
By Willa A. Cmiel The Book Bench posted an interview with Dave Eggers today and this week’s New Yorker story, “Max At Sea,” will be an excerpt from Eggers’ upcoming novelization, The Wild Things, which, besides being available covered in fur, is written in preparation for/conjunction with/compliment to the upcoming film Where the Wild Things Are, which is an adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s timeless children’s story of the same name. Whew! How is it that Dave Eggers is the only […]
Bites: Harry Potter parties, they just can’t let old Jackie rest, Thomas Pynchon at the stroke of twelve, and more
So what if a certain boy wizard and his mates like to toss back a pint or two? I’m pretty sure I can name five other classic children stories that involve drinking, drug taking, and other unsuitable behavior. Don’t people have better things to kvetch about? The battle over Jack Kerouac’s estate is still going on. Maurice Sendak is totally into the film version of Where the Wild Things Are. Really. Jessica Hopper interviews Marissa Paternoster from the band Screaming […]
Where the Wild Things Are is a children’s classic, and it should make an excellent film: Original author Maurice Sendak is directly involved, the screenplay is written by Dave Eggers (who always does his best to make lit fun), and for crying out loud, it’s 15 years in the making. Plus, Catherine Keener will be there. Keener only makes good movies, she just does. And if the trailer is any indication – which, I know, I know, it often isn’t […]