In our morning reading: interviews with Ted Chiang and Erika T. Wurth, thoughts on the novels of Dorothy B. Hughes, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Sean H. Doyle, Rainbow Rowell Interviewed, David Letterman and Punk, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Sean H. Doyle and Rainbow Rowell, a shop dedicated to selling pencils, a look at the punk legacy of David Letterman, and more.
Afternoon Bites: New Kelly Link Fiction, Recommended Comics, Scott Cheshire, Wendy Rene Remembered, and More
In our afternoon reading: new fiction from Kelly Link and Amber Sparks; Scott Cheshire on his year in reading; notes on writing from Emily St. John Mandel; Sofia Samatar on The Empathy Exams; and more.
Geneviève Castrée’s YETI Cover is Marvelous
Geneviève Castrée’s art, comics, and music are uniformly terrific, whether it’s the surreal and atmospheric soundscapes she makes as Ô PAON or the heartbreaking coming-of-age story in her graphic novel Susceptible. She’s also contributed the cover of the latest issue of Yeti. And as the occasion of a new issue of Yeti is generally grounds for rejoicing around here (note our 2011 interview with editor Mike McGonigal), we’re pretty excited all around right now. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google +, our Tumblr, and sign up for our mailing […]
Afternoon Bites: Chelsea Light Moving’s Debut, Yeti Listener Hour, New Ben Katchor, xTx Interviewed, and More
“Part of Chelsea Light Moving’s aesthetic evolves from Moore’s art punk historian status, and the three initial singles work that professorial thread. “Frank O’Hara Hit” is a conspiracy theory about a date that brings together O’Hara, Dylan, Jagger and Moore himself.” Scott Branson on the debut from Chelsea Light Moving. Yeti‘s Mike McGonigal has started a podcast series, the Yeti Listener Hour. Volumes one and two are now up. xTx talked with The Outlet. And if you liked that, perhaps […]
Morning Bites: Feedback Press, Vonnegut Novella, Amelia Gray On Water, Hunger Games, And More
Have you checked out Feedback Press? Obviously we’re excited because our own Tobias Carroll is involved (figured that needed to be mentioned), but chapbooks by Maura Johnston, Mike McGonigal, and other great people is something we’d mention anyway. An unreleased Kurt Vonnegut novella from the late 1940s will be released today. Amelia Gray on the water in Los Angeles at GOOD. Hunger Games fever is upon us. We should probably mention the Wes Anderson commercial. Ancient Egypt making a comeback […]
Notes on Quentin Rowan, Yeti, and Bits of Spy Novels
Posted by Tobias Carroll Yeti editor Mike McGonigal recently set up a blog, including a page with some information on upcoming Yeti books. One of them? Quentin Rowan’s Never Say Goodbye. Right about now would probably be a good time to link to Edward Champion’s coverage of the plagiarism in Rowan’s spy novel Assassin of Secrets (written under the name QR Markham); there’s also a piece on Rowan in this week’s New Yorker. On his site, McGonigal has this to say about […]
Hey, it’s Yeti 12
Posted by Tobias Carroll The post title does not refer to the last of a dozen Yetis roaming the countryside. Even better: it’s a reference to the latest issue of the long-running Portland-based publication. The new issue features a slightly tweaked format, lengthy articles on Tiki Men and NYHC, and a cover illustration (see above) by Carson Ellis. The accompanying seven inch features Grouper covering Dead Moon, as well. In other words, it’s basically tapped into the collective unconscious of […]