In our morning reading: news of the Ace Hotel’s residency for writers, an interview with Eula Biss, a previously-unpublished essay from Ray Bradbury, The Ramones on film, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Chloe Caldwell’s New Book, Chelsea Hodson Reviewed, Will Chancellor, Inside the Integratron, and More
Thoughts on books from Chloe Caldwell, Chelsea Hodson, and Will Chancellor; Jody Rosen on the Integratron; when great comics become less-than-great films, and more.
Afternoon Bites: New Zadie Smith Essay, Hesh Kestin Considered, Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski, Inside Spork Press, and More
This afternoon: new writing from Zadie Smith, a look back at Martin Scorsese’s New York, New York, Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski’s new collection, Spork Press gets profiled, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Rashaad Newsome, Neil Gaiman on Ray Bradbury, Cooking With Matt Fraction and Kelly Sue DeConnick, and More
“Ray Bradbury was the kind of person who would give half a day to a kid who wanted to be a writer when he grew up.” Neil Gaiman pays tribute to Ray Bradbury at The Guardian. Nitsuh Abebe on the battle over the idea of “real hip-hop.” Michael Kimball chats with Dawn Raffel about her new book, The Secret Life of Objects. Melissa Smith took in an opening of new work from Rashaad Newsome. Becky Cloonan, interviewed at Comics Beat. Jordan […]
Indexing: Bradbury signs, Gang Gang Dance DJs, Jo Walton’s “Among Others,” Johnny after The Smiths, and much more
A roundup of things consumed by our contributors. Tobias Carroll “She was looking at a record called Anarchy in the U.K. by a group called the Sex Pistols. It was a very ugly cover, but I am quite interested in anarchism because of The Dispossessed.” That’s from Jo Walton’s Among Others, a novel set in 1979 about a young woman named Morwenna attending an English boarding school. She reads voraciously; she expounds at length on the science fiction and fantasy that she’s encountering, and this […]
The WQXR blog asks: “Is the Vanger family in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo based on the family of Richard Wagner and his descendants” after an LA Times article points out the similarities. Ray Bradbury, Tony Kushner, Laurie Anderson and Frank Stella talk Moby-Dick on a rerun of Studio 360’s “American Icons” series. What do Jami Attenberg and Wal-Mart have in common? New York Starbucks coffee to go up ten cents. D’Angelo covering Soundgarden is the sound of babies being […]
Winter is coming (well, the holiday shopping season is, but winter nonetheless), and it’s getting everybody really psyched about the impending Kindle Fire vs. iPad wars. Slate and The Daily Beast weigh in. At The Millions: Can we please just give Philip Roth a fricken Nobel Prize already? Until then, he’s just gonna keep chilling. Taking a look at Truffaut’s adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. This week will see the release of Arthur Conan Doyle’s long lost first novel, […]