Most Saturdays end up being a disappointment. Pretty good chance if you go to the New York Tyrant reading at KGB Bar, that won’t be the case. From the website: A New York Tyrant party with readings from Daniel Long, Michael Bible, and Chiara Barzini, followed by Tao Lin and Giancarlo DiTrapano doing a special one-time double-reading of “Andrew: A Dialogue of Texts in the Year of Drugs and Kindness,” from Vice Magazine, a piece that’s been called “incendiary,” and “this […]
Posted by Jason Diamond Jarvis Cocker becoming an editor at Faber & Faber is a step in the right direction, but these are my dream scenarios if Britpoppers from the 1990s ran the publishing industry. 1. Penguin would hire Morrissey to be in charge of design of the Classics imprint. They’re already going to be giving him bags of cash to write his memoirs, why not put Moz in charge of getting things back to the level that Germano Facetti […]
At Impose: The Norman Mailer/James Frey connection. At Vice: New York Tyrant says that Brandon Hobson writes “real-sad writing.” Find out for yourself. At Beatrice: Discussing The Instructions by Adam Levin. At NPR: Nora Ephron getting older is funnier than you at pretty much any point in your life. The Awl were inspired by Tina Brown, and will now merge with any magazine that will have them At The Guardian: French Maoists, The Rolling Stones, and Sartre all make appearances […]
1. New York Tyrant #8 (Pictured above) 2. Prints of writers houses done by M + E. 3. Beer to drink tonight, while I attempt to finish book 1 of The Instructions by Adam Levin.
Weekend Bites: Cusack on Hot Tub, Alex Ross Out of His Comfort Zone, Death of Journalism (School), NY Tyrant Does Franco, Will Self Debating, and More
Richard Metzger and John Cusack talk Hot Tub Time Machine: “I’ll quote David Letterman here: “I haven’t seen ‘Hot Tub Time Machine’ but I know genius when I hear it, and ‘Hot Tub Time Machine’ is genius.” I really prefer to think I’m committing new cinematic sins. With all of the rampantly heroic stupidity that can be mustered within the normal time constraints and the Hollywood studio system.” And you thought Alex Ross was all Bartók and Mahler… Is J […]
Some magick for the holidays? Jacket Copy talks about led guitar god Jimmy Page’s bookshelf, finds Crowley, talks about Genesis Breyer P-orridge. Then over at New York Press Maggie Serota talks about Dias Records and mentions Mr./Ms. Throbbing Gristle. The wheels of Dais Records were set in motion a few years ago in, of all places, Genesis P-Orridge’s basement. LIT. Portland writers picking their favorite books of 2009 at the blog Paper Fort. Where The Wild Things Are gingerbread house. […]