In our morning reading: thoughts on Andre Alexis’s new novel, revisiting 1930s fiction, and more.
Morning Bites: Jami Attenberg Nonfiction, Writers and Crime, Ambient Jazz Revisited, and More
In our morning reading: an excerpt from Jami Attenberg’s new book, Jeff VanderMeer and Gus Moreno in conversation, and more.
Morning Bites: Terese Marie Mailhot Interviewed, Natalie Eilbert Poetry, Luc Sante on The Kinks, and More
In our morning reading: an interview with Terese Marie Mailhot, new writing by Natalie Eilbert, and much more.
Morning Bites: Jessica Winter Interviewed, Darryl Pinckney, Janice Lee’s Latest, Leland Cheuk, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Jessica Winter and Leland Cheuk, new nonfiction from Darryl Pinckney, and more.
Morning Bites: A Wodehouse Birthday, Wareham on Mazzy Star, Revisiting “Wild Style,” Donald Margulies, and More
Celebrating P.G. Wodehouse’s birthday; revisiting Wild Style; Dean Wareham reviewed Mazzy Star’s new album; and more.
Norman Mailer: Proto-Honey Boo Boo?
“The acting is awful, of course, in a way that reality television has made us all too familiar with.”
The Cinematic Norman Mailer
You’d think that between running for mayor of New York, covering presidential campaigns, or committing acts that would tarnish his literary legacy for generations to come, Norman Mailer would probably not be someone with an abundant amount of free time on his hands. And yet: apparently the man also tried his hand at filmmaking in the late 1960s, and next month, the Criterion Collection’s Eclipse imprint will release a double-disc set of his films. Which, if nothing else, should serve […]
Afternoon Bites: Norman Mailer & Monster Magnet, Nick Cave, Moebius Remembered, And More
The Monster Magnet/Norman Mailer connection you never expected: revealed by Tom Scharpling. Maura Johnston on music discovery and SXSW. The Last Repatriate author Mathew Salesses has a good essay on The Rumpus about racism and perceptions of race. Questlove is curating an impressive-looking festival at BAM next month. Nick Cave covering Jeffrey Lee Pierce? We’ll listen to that. Joe McCulloch on Moebius. (This link contains some possibly-work-unsafe images, for what it’s worth.) Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.