Philip Hoare’s The Whale is reviewed. Christopher Hitchens revisits Animal Farm. David Shields meets Colbert Great Gatsby meets the NBA playoffs. New issue of Agriculture Reader is out. We interviewed the people behind it for their last issue. Kevin Sampsell made a bunch of videos of AWP. Bookworm interviews Elif Bautman. PJ Harvey is designing an upcoming issue of Zoetrope: All Story. Another guide for living like Holden Caulfield. Neutral Milk Hotel + ukulele =’s great happiness.
Proof: 1. Matt Kish and his Zak Smithesque project to draw a picture for every page of Moby-Dick. 2. The Whale by Philip Hoare 3. The poem in this weeks New Yorker by Robert Pinsky: “Whale” 4. Bands naming themselves after Melville’s masterpiece. Will Tilikum going on a murder spree have any effect on this trend? I’m not sure.
Robert Brinbaum discusses The Whale.