Well, it’s June. Coffee season has given way to iced coffee season. Perhaps you’re infusing iced teas with strange and vibrant herbs and flavors, or breaking your air conditioner out of storage; perhaps you’re going through your closet in search of the perfect literary tote bag for your beach reads. Perhaps not. Hopefully you’ve left some space for books due out this month, as this one’s looking like a particularly notable one for new books. It includes the latest from […]
Rosecrans Baldwin and Eleanor Friedberger Will Be Here Next Monday
Oh hey, Rosecrans Baldwin and Eleanor Friedberger of the Fiery Furnaces (and a rad solo album) are the names on the marquee for the next installment of Farrar, Straus and Giroux’s Originals series, moderated by David Rees. We’re psyched. Presumably Baldwin will be reading from his latest, a memoir of his time living in France called Paris, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down. In case you forgot, Vol. 1’s own Jason Diamond talked to him about it at […]
Weekend Bites: Lopate on J. Franz, Edith Wharton’s House, Austen Questions, Berlin Cantata, and More
Phillip Lopate reviews Jonathan Franzen for the Times. Rosecrans Baldwin talks to The Atlantic. Some fantastic events coing up at Edith Wharton’s home this summer. Anybody want to take a road trip? Book Riot talks to Jeffrey Lewis about Berlin Cantata. Ten Jane Austen questions. Megan Draper’s style. Deep in Brooklyn where they bring planes back to life. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
Afternoon Bites: The Shape of Wine Spritzers to Come, Lloyd Dobler Gets Literary, Rosecrans Baldwin on Literary Paris, and More
Four words: Say Anything fan fiction. Rosie Schaap updates the wine spritzer. The excellent Maris Kreizman is interviewed about Slaughterhouse 90210. Rosecrans Baldwin recommends some books about Paris. Courtney Maum on the launch of One Story‘s One Teen Story spin-off. Ned Vizzini on George R.R. Martin and genre. Jacqueline Mabey’s essay “Notes: On Intimacy” is good reading. Bob Newhart, interviewed at The AV Club. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
Rosecrans Baldwin’s French Experiments
Rosecrans Baldwin moved to Paris and wrote a book about it. With Sarkozy ousted, Baldwin’s memoir Paris I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down, serves as a perfectly timed ode to the France he knew. It’s also a heartfelt and enjoyable account of an American artist living abroad in the 21st century that never feels like a tourist guide to a city that has been written about over and over a thousand times.
Morning Bites: T.M. Wolf Reviewed, Levine’s Last, Sarah Manguso, Animal Collective, and More
Philip Levine give his last lecture as poet laureate. Sarah Manguso talks to The Rumpus. Chloe Caldwell talks to Brad Listi on the Other People podcast. Maura Johnston reviews T.M. Wolf’s Sound. Two new Animal Collective songs. Hillary isn’t running in 2016. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
Morning Bites: Rosecrans Baldwin Excerpt, Miranda July, Murakami Gets Boxed, and More
An excerpt from Rosecrans Baldwin’s Paris I Love You but You’re Bringing Me Down is up at GQ. Don’t miss Baldwin in conversation with our own Jason Diamond at Greenlight on May 14th. The folks who put together The Tournament of Books at The Morning News (the site that Baldwin co-founded) discuss the lack of Pulitzer Prize in fiction. Murakami gets a box set. The Rumpus talks to Miranda July. It was a good day for Cynthia Ozick. Vintage razor […]