In our weekend reading: thoughts on books by Kiese Laymon and Virginia Woolf, an interview with Diane Williams, and more.
Morning Bites: Chaya Bhuvaneswar, Justin Taylor on Mary Robison’s Fiction, Tana French, Mark Haber Interviewed, and More
In our morning reading: an excerpt from Chaya Bhuvaneswar’s new collection, interviews with Megan Boyle and Mark Haber, and more.
We’d like to congratulate our friend Bob Powers (above) for getting his book The Werewolf’s Guide to Life mentioned in a Gawker post titled “Satanic Sex Ritual Threesome Not as Awesome as It Sounds.” Jonathan Franzen talks The Corrections on HBO, and Edith Wharton with Vulture. Stephen King is donating $70,000 to help keep low-income Maine residents warm this winter. On Megan Boyle’s Selected Unpublished Blog Posts of a Mexican Panda Express Employee. Just a heavy metal legend hanging out in Greenpoint, signing copies of his […]
A print shop reopens in lower Manhattan. A suggestion that Hilary Swank should get all A Visit From The Goon Squad to take care of the criticism she’s receiving for accepting a fee to fly to Chechnya and celebrate the birthday of its president (and notorious ignorer of human rights), Ramzan Kadyrov. Long before Orson Welles scared the world into thinking that the H.G. Wells novel The Ward Of The Worlds had become a reality on Halloween in 1938, there was The Great Moon Hoax of 1835. […]
WNYC takes a look at the niche business of typewriter repair. Arthur Rimbaud was born on this day in 1854. At Lit Kicks: How Adbusters went from a zine to the creative force behind Occupy Wall Street. 3:AM reviews Joshua Mohr’s Damascus. Megan Boyle’s book trailer that looked like it took a long time to make. Does anybody remember when punk broke? Those were the days! My Brightest Diamond is making progress.
At EmDashes, the four covers created for the 85th anniversary issue of The New Yorker. Was Hamlet gay? Superman goes for a million. The Rumpus lets us know about new fiction on Muumuu House by Megan Boyle Faulkner as a mascot? Three Guys One Book talk about spring indies. At The Faster Times, Michael Kimball Interviews Christopher Higgs