Afternoon Bites: Marie-Helene Bertino, Remixed Philip Glass, Junot Díaz on ”Watership Down,” and More

“Books like Safe as Houses remind me of the feeling I first had reading Lewis Carroll, a feeling that keeps me coming back to genre fiction in all its forms: that some people see the world very differently, and that it’s immense fun to borrow their perspective and see it along with them.” Jenn Northington looks at Marie-Helene Bertino’s collection Safe as Houses. New fiction from Matt Bell, Amber Sparks, and more can be found in this anthology. Junot Díaz on Watership Down. T.C. […]

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When Beck Remixed Philip Glass

It has been a pretty good 75th year for Philip Glass. Einstein on the Beach played at BAM, the Park Avenue Armory threw him a really big bash, and nearly every other big and small New York institution followed suit. The only thing left is an album full of younger artists remixing his music, including Beck’s 20-minute “NYC: 73-78,” which is available to listen to right now at NPR. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.

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