In our morning reading: “Wuthering Heights” on film, an excerpt from Meredith Alling’s collection, and more.
Afternoon Bites: John Coltrane, Kay Boyle Fiction, Adrian Tomine’s Latest, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on a John Coltrane reissue and Bill Murray’s Christmas special, new writing from Royal Young, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Jamie Iredell Excerpt, Tommy Pico’s Poetry, Jessica Hopper Interviewed, and More
In our afternoon reading: new writing from Tommy Pico and Jamie Iredell, interviews with Jessica Hopper and Jerry Stahl, and much more.
Weekend Bites: Nina Simone Documentary, Jill Leovy Interviewed, “The Leopard” Gets Deluxe, Laird Hunt, and More
In our weekend reading: news of a Nina Simone documentary; interviews with Sarah Gerard, Jill Leovy, and Laird Hunt; the effects of monitoring e-reading; and more.
Sunday Stories: “Garden at the Edge of the Other Side of the World”
Garden at the Edge of the Other Side of the World by Royal Young He knew he would be kidnapped. He knew it would happen in the summer. It made sense that the blistering month in which he was born would swallow him again. He had known for a long time. On a trip to Vermont for his eighth birthday his had parents pulled their rental car over at a garage sale. The fat woman in thick glasses peered […]
Morning Bites: James Baldwin, Kevin Powers’s Poetry, Milton Glaser Profiled, Afghan Whigs’ Latest, and More
This morning: James Baldwin’s poetry and literary legacy, an interview with Kelly Luce, Greg Dulli on the latest from Afghan Whigs, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Hope Larson’s Short Film, James Murphy and Harold Pinter, Claire Messud Interviewed, Greg Tate on Kanye West, and More
James Murphy goes Broadway, Greg Tate on “Yeezus,” interviews with Claire Messud and Royal Young, and much more.
Unlikely Routes Towards Celebrity: A Review of Royal Young’s “Fame Shark”
Fame Shark by Royal Young Heliotrope Books; 218 p. How does one greet a memoir by someone in his 20s, detailing his lifelong, methodical quest for fame? Depending on your mood, I imagine, you’d either be charmed by it or secretly wish the author would seek psychiatric help. Happily, either reaction is appropriate while reading Fame Shark: Tales of a Lower East Side Hustler, Royal Young’s chronicle of his efforts as a child to become a child actor (resulting in […]