Happy 90th birthday, Stan Lee. SPIN on Wayne Coyne’s very strange 2012. At the London Review of Books, Christopher Tayler reviews Richard Bradford’s The Odd Couple: The Curious Friendship between Kingsley Amis and Philip Larkin. Mike Faloon on Rev. Nørb’s book and Nick Fury’s eyepatch. Young Money Poetry, taking place on 12/30 at Microscope Gallery, looks like a fine reading. Our own Tobias Carroll looks at two new collections of Ursula K. Le Guin’s short fiction. Zach Barocas (Bells≥/Jawbox/The Cultural Society) on […]
Afternoon Bites: Inside “Field & Stream,” Gessen on Larkin and Amis, Presidential Reading, and More
Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez talked comics with The AV Club. Sam Sifton takes us inside the latest issue of Field & Stream. Keith Gessen on the friendship between Kingsley Amis and Philip Larkin. Hector Tobar looks at what the reading choices of 2012’s Presidential candidates say about them. Roxane Gay on revelation. Vulture chats with the folks behind the deeply comprehensive Game of Thrones site Westeros.org. Maura Johnston on Pink and Carly Rae Jespen. William Basinski is interviewed at Tiny […]
Looking for Larkin on Jazz Leads Back to Larkin’s Poetry
As noted in this past weekend’s Indexing, I read through Philip Larkin’s collected jazz reviews, All What Jazz, and liked it quite a bit. After finishing up I immediately started searching out a few of the songs he talked of throughout the book, then realized there had to be some sort of one-stop playlist or boxset I could just check out if I wanted to hear the music Larkin had written about. After all, there are plenty of those sorts of CDs […]
Afternoon Bites: The “American Psycho” Comic Book, Philip Larkin Tribute, Paul F. Tompkins, And More
So hey, Benjamin Marra adapted American Psycho as a comic book. The Shirley Jackson Award nominees for this year have been announced. Tonight’s Philip Larkin tribute at Cooper Union has a staggeringly good lineup of readers. Mike Dockins, interviewed at Pank. Charles Simic on bathroom reading. Eric Adams looks at the latest special from Paul F. Tompkins. The Asian-American Literary Review delves into the work of Tao Lin. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
Indexing: Michael Robbins, Rosecrans Baldwin, Kingsley Amis Revisited, Jersey Devil Honey Wine, and More
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Weekend Bites: Andy Zaltzman on Crazy Romans, Haggadah Reviews, Philip Larkin, and More
Note: We won’t be posting Indexing or Sunday Stories this week so we can eat matzo brei and hunt for Easter eggs. In case you weren’t sure if you should use the Jonathan Safran Foer/Nathan Englander New American Haggadah, The National Review reviewed it. Adam Kirsch reviews The Complete Poems of Philip Larkin. Los Angeles Review of Books made a video for their April 18th relaunch. Rachel Syme on her favorite Titanic books. Andy Zaltzman reads about Nero and Caligula for the […]
Indexing: Leila Maroune, Gogol, Tom Rachman, Philip Larkin, and More!
above: inaugural Look at This Fucking Hipster case study Nikolai Gogol. Tobias Carroll The week started and ended with works in translation. The first? Leila Marouane’s The Sexual Life of an Islamist in Paris, which I picked up last month during a visit to Powell’s. It starts out in a familiar vein: the protagonist is a successful businessman from an immigrant family looking to assimilate and advance in society; as the title suggests, we get more than a small glimpse […]