Afternoon Bites: Michael Kimball’s Postcards, Will Oldham at Lincoln Center, Paint it Black Gets Literary, and More

Pitchfork has a history up of Belle and Sebastian’s If You’re Feeling Sinister. At NPR, Will Hermes looked at Will Oldham’s recent Lincoln Center shows. Long-running Philadelphia hardcore group Paint it Black has a new 7″ out soon called Invisible. Song number 5 is titled “D.F.W.” Can you evoke a footnote in a breakdown? We’ll know the answer to that very soon. Ken Baumann — whose novel Solip is out on Tyrant Books in May — compares writing for television with […]

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Afternoon Bites: Will Sheff’s 2012, Metal Past and Present, Michael Kimball Interviewed, and More

Matt Borondy interviewed Michael Kimball at Identity Theory. Really enjoying Will Sheff’s look back at his 2012 in music. At Dusted, Andrew Beckerman looks at the year’s best comedy. Gabriele Stabile talked with The Atlantic about Refugee Hotel. Splitsider on the history of The Wilton North Report. SPIN has chosen the year’s highlights in metal. Related: must listen to Horseback, and soon. Molly Templeton’s piece on hair metal from this week’s 3-Minute Metal Stories event is now online. What Blake Butler read in 2012. […]

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Afternoon Bites: James M. Cain, Matt Bell and Jac Jemc Interviewed, Alan Moore on Stan Lee, and More

  Matt Bell and Jac Jemc wrote two of our favorite books of 2012. And now Word Riot has an interview with both of them. Sean Howe has unearthed a 1983 essay about Stan Lee by Alan Moore. New Neurosis, everybody. Michael Connelly on James M. Cain’s lost novel. Michael Kimball made Largehearted Boy a playlist, and also chatted with Blake Butler at Vice. Julie McArthur’s story “Rivals” is highly recommended. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.

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Afternoon Bites: Rashaad Newsome, Neil Gaiman on Ray Bradbury, Cooking With Matt Fraction and Kelly Sue DeConnick, and More

“Ray Bradbury was the kind of person who would give half a day to a kid who wanted to be a writer when he grew up.” Neil Gaiman pays tribute to Ray Bradbury at The Guardian. Nitsuh Abebe on the battle over the idea of “real hip-hop.” Michael Kimball chats with Dawn Raffel about her new book, The Secret Life of Objects. Melissa Smith took in an opening of new work from Rashaad Newsome. Becky Cloonan, interviewed at Comics Beat. Jordan […]

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