A great video of poetry being read at Occupy Wall Street is up at Coldfront featuring folks like Justin Taylor and Kendra Grant Malone. Alexander Hamilton was born on this day in 1755 or 1757. We looked at two ways to celebrate his birthday last year. Geoff Dyer talks Andrei Tarkovsky in Queens on March 11th t the Museum of the Moving Image. Kingsley Amis! Martin Amis! Lord Byron! And other literary bad boys at Flavorwire. Diplo’s got a book. A letter Beethoven wrote […]
Indexing: Dispatches from Occupy, Alex Shakar, Lauren Beukes, The Metaphysical Club, grunge books, and much more
A roundup of things consumed by our editors. Tobias Carroll Mostly: this week’s involved reading coverage of Occupy Wall Street, whether up-t0-the-minute reporting on protests and arrests or the essays by Jeff Sharlet and Sarah Leonard in the latest issue of Bookforum. Sharlet’s omnipresence in my Twitter feed (and my already-high opinion of his writing) has also had the side effect of prompting me to pick up his essay collection Sweet Heaven When I Die. Between that and John Jeremiah Sullivan’s […]
Morning Bites: Saving the OWS library, Will Hermes, what Jenny Slate reads, what happened to Lolita, and more
At Salon: How Jami Attenberg (and friends) tried to help rescue the OWS library. Another excerpt from Will Hermes’s fantastic Love Goes to Buildings on Fire: Five Years That Changes Music Forever. What really happened to Lolita. Jenny Slate tells The Atlantic what she reads. PBS announces return dates for Downton Abbey and Sherlock NPR reflects on the “great, often bizarre” Miles Davis quintet. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, and our Tumblr.