In our afternoon reading: recommendations from R. O. Kwon, Bud Smith and Shy Watson in conversation, and more.
Well, it’s the start of a new year. Ostensibly, it’s a time for resolutions, for carefully mapping out goals and milemarkers for the months to come. It’s also, as we write these words, brutally cold, and thus the perfect time to find somewhere warm and sit down with a good book. Thankfully, January has plenty of excellent-looking ones due out that should get you through this cold spell, and the cold spells still to come.
Weekend Bites: Fred Moten’s Essays, Leslie Jamison, Sneakers and Literature, Joseph Keckler, and More
In our weekend reading: Maggie Nelson on the essays of Fred Moten, new writing by Leslie Jamison, and much more.
In our morning reading: thoughts on the new Mountain Goats album, “Twin Peaks”-inspired nonfiction, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Victor LaValle, David J. Morris Interviewed, Yvonne Owuor on Storytelling, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Victor LaValle and David J. Morris, thoughts on pop music and Carly Rae Jespen, a history of contemporary organ music, and more.
We spent last Wednesday evening at The Dalloway with our friends from Yale Press, Against Nature, and Brooklyn Gin to celebrate the release of the book Artist/Rebel/Dandy: Men of Fashion. A few highlights included Simon Doonan read about mods, Sadie Stein from The Paris Review read about Charles Ryder’s first meeting Anthony Blanche from Brideshead Revisited, Simon Van Booy reading Virginia Woolf’s essay on Beau Brummell Jake Mueser from Against Nature read a passage from the Joris-Karl Huysmans book that shares a name with Mueser’s bespoke […]
Afternoon Bites: Patton Oswalt on Comics History, Mogwai Get Remixed, Emily St. John Mandel on Writers’ Spaces, and More
Corey Eastwood, of Book Thug Nation and Human Relations, has a very affecting essay in The Brooklyn Rail. Also in the “excellent essays” camp: Emily St. John Mandel on the spaces where writers work. Tim Hecker remixing Mogwai, you say? Vol.1 Brooklyn’s Tobias Carroll spoke with The Paris Review‘s Sadie Stein about the new anthology Object Lessons. Natasha Khan of Bat for Lashes spoke with The Quietus. Justin Cronin is profiled in the New York Times. Patton Oswalt on Marvel Comics: The Untold Story. Follow Vol. […]
On Wednesday March 7th, Vol. 1 Brooklyn will bring our Greatest 3-Minute Story Series to Manhattan for the first time, and our readers are telling stories about movies. Each of our readers gets 180 seconds each to tell a story (fiction, non, personal essay, top ten list, whatever…), and we’ve got a pretty impressive lineup to bring to the Le Poisson Rouge stage. The event is totally free, starts at 6 PM, and is hosted by Vol. 1’s Jason Diamond.