Michael Eric Dyson wrote a book on Nas and his landmark album, Illmatic that is due out in January. Born to Use Mics is discussed in a few places: Nah Right Pitchfork Daily Swarm Lit. Philip Gourevitch is leaving the Paris Review. The Rumpus discusses Sigrid Nunez’s memoir relationship with Susan Sontag in the new issue of Tin House. Happy National Bookstore Day! Is the “myth building” around Bolaño getting to be too much? The Guardian reviews James Ellroy’s Blood’s […]
Bites: An Andy Warhol, Unstoppable Eggers, Paris Review, Stephen King Doing Vampires, Chuck Biscuits Ain’t Dead, Sufjan, and more.
A bunch of people at the New York Review of Books ask that question “What is an Andy Warhol?” I guess this self-portrait would count. Lit. You can’t stop another Dave Eggers-related film from being made. You just can’t “Hyperbolic? Perhaps, but the sentiment is genuine.” Chuck Palahniuk’s blog weighs in on the Paris Review Interviews. So does The Millions. Richard Rushfield wrote a book about going to Hampshire College, and likes Pere Ubu, Joy Division, and Dinosaur Jr. I […]
Dusting off: John Berryman Interview in the Paris Review, 1972
Posted by Jason Diamond Former resident of the late John Berryman’s home turf (Minnesota), Craig Finn, dedicated a verse in the opening song of his band The Hold Steady’s 2006 album Boys and Girls in America to Berryman’s suicidal leap from the Washington Avenue Bridge in Minneapolis in 1972. A few months later, Will Sheff and his band Okkervil River gave us their own interpretation of Berryman’s last moments on planet earth, ending the song with a reworking of the […]