In our afternoon reading: fiction from Roxane Gay, thoughts on Elle Nash’s new book, and much 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.
Indexing: Amelia Gray Fever, Flaubert By Lydia Davis, Russian Protest Reading, Finishing Pulphead, And More
A roundup of things consumed by our contributors.
Best YouTube book reviews: How posh can you get?
Posted by Jason Diamond “Just because I speak with a posh southern public school accent everybody assumes I’m posh or I’m a toff.” – A man wearing a cravat while reviewing P.G. Wodehouse.
Morning Bites: Jareth the Goblin King in a comic, Rube Goldberg in Brooklyn, Wild Flag, and more
There’s going to be a Labyrinth graphic novel prequel! P.G. Wodehouse talks to The Paris Review in 1975. A Brooklyn guy who makes Rube Goldberg machines. This Thursday, January 12th, is the Couplet poetry series. RSVP at Facebook. Wild Flag plays Fallon. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, and our Tumblr. Got tips for Bites? Info@Vol1brooklyn.com
Indexing: How much Wodehouse can you take(?), Cannery Row, Lispector, L.A. Review of Books podcast, and much more
A roundup of things consumed by our contributors. Tobias Carroll We’ve got two weeks of reading here. This….might take a while. Though it’s a strange cosmic joke that I made my way through the 850-page novel on the list to follow faster than nearly everything else on it.
How political pop punk taught me about P.G. Wodehouse
Posted by Jason Diamond Fifteen years ago this week I attained my drivers license, and then took my first solo drive to a record store so I could purchase Less Talk, More Rock by the Canadian pop punk band Propagandhi. Among songs titled “Nailing Descartes to the Wall/(Liquid) Meat Is Still Murder” and a bunch of lyrics decrying everything from sexism to homophobia, there was a line from the least-political song on the album, “Anchorless,” that really stuck with me […]
What would Jeeves do? (Answer: A radio show for the Nazis)
Posted by Jason Diamond I’m normally the first guy to come charging out of the foxhole when somebody is accused of being an anti-Semite (example: my article today on the IKEA founder’s ties to the Nazis), but I’m going to have to go with my gut and say that PG Wodehouse was not a Nazi stooge. Even though he did radio shows for them during the second world war, I’d be pretty willing to bet that if a bunch of […]