In our Monday morning reading: talking books with Nell Zink, Greil Marcus on Viv Albertine’s memoir, The Millions previews literary 2015, fiction from Lincoln Michel, and more.
It’s going to be unbearably hot this week. Can someone farther downtown get us an ice cream sandwich? They’re not businessmen; they’re a business, man. A great essay on punk skaters and Nike’s insidious strategy for selling to them. Zadie Smith reads Frank O’Hara’s “Animals,” and we swoon. Fiona Apple covered Paul McCartney on Jimmy Fallon’s show last night, and at least one Vol. 1 editor freaked out. An architecturally inspired tanning booth begets an article in LA Weekly that […]
Before Beatlemania, before being more popular than Jesus, and long before Yoko, the band were playing a residency at the Star Club in Hamburg, Germany, and from most accounts, gobbled a good amount of speed to get through the insane schedule of shows. The Beatles’s introduction to “Prellies” (Preludin) started in Hamburg. As the group had to play for hours, Sheridan offered them Preludin, saying: “Here’s something to keep you awake.” Kirchherr too later supplied Sutcliffe and the other Beatles […]