A very happy 49th birthday to Jarvis Cocker. Salman Rushdie’s Joseph Anton is out this week. Rushdie spoke to Charles McGrath at the New York Times, and Sarah Weinman looks at the books of Rushdie’s ex-wife Marianne Wiggins. Eric Nelson on the time Patton Oswalt showed up at Brooklyn Fireproof. Dylan Meconis on ways you should not write comics criticism. Irvine Welsh talks about his latest novel, Skagboys, at Lit Reactor. How David Byrne listens to music. Steve Stern’s The Book […]
Quotable: The Rushdie Curses
“Fuck ’em. To hell with them. Actually, my life has been pretty much your average writer’s life for over a decade now.” – Salman Rushdie gets back to work. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
Morning Bites: Jennifer Weiner in a Vest, Praying to Gatsby, Rushdie Fatwa Game and More
Jami Attenberg talks to Jennifer Weiner about poking fun at the Jeffrey Eugenides “Swoon Worthy” ad. Five words: Salman Rushdie fatwa video game. Daniel Fights a Hurricane, the latest book by Shane Jones, gets a trailer. Saying a prayer to Gatsby. Shepard Fairey designs the new Rolling Stones logo. Hopefully he won’t get sued for this one. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
Morning Bites: John Kennedy Toole, Salman Rushdie’s Sex Life, Dystopian Santorum, And More
John Kennedy Toole’s lost manuscript that turned out to be a classic. The Hunger Games Barbie doll. Rick Santorum gets all dystopian. BlackBook discusses the New York Times article that basically says that Salman Rushdie has a lot of sex. Andrew Sullivan wonders if the internet ruined subcultures. Ten great odes to famous writers at Flavorwire. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
Martin Amis, Dennis Cooper and Salman Rushdie get haute
Martin Amis (above) decked out in Louis Vuitton, Dennis Cooper in a Bottega Veneta shirt, and Salman Rushdie giving you bedroom eyes. All this and more over at T Magazine. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
Morning Bites: Edith Wharton’s birthday, reading Rushdie as protest, the Poem Forest, new Xiu Xiu, and more
Edith Wharton was born on this day in 1862. Jon Cotner tours the Poem Forest. Reading Salman Rushdie as a form of protest. Shalom Auslander is interviewed at Jewcy. Gloria Steinem is profiled at the Stanford blog. There’s a new Xiu Xiu album coming out, which means there will be new Xiu Xiu videos like the one up at Pitchfork right now. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr. Got tips for Bites? Info@Vol1brooklyn.com
Morning Bites: Brideshead vs. Downton, n+1 Personals profiled, Stephen Elliott’s “Cherry,” and more
Brideshead Revisited Vs. Downton Abbey in a really bloody battle at Page Views. N+1 Personals gets profiled by New York magazine. Have you seen the preview for Stephen Elliott’s Cherry? Now Salman Rushdie thinks the whole assassination attempt on his life thing was B.S. Luc Sante on Patti Smith. Again, we repeat: Luc Sante on Patti Smith at the New York Review of Books. Cooking with Sonic Youth (before Kim and Thurston broke up) and Evan Dando at Flavorwire. Follow Vol. 1 […]
Morning Bites: Rushdie pulls out, Padgett Powell, Downton lit zombies, Alice Bag reviewed, and more
Salman Rushdie has pulled out of Jaipur literature festival, saying he fears assassination Muslim clerics protested against his participation. Cannonball Blog reviews Alice Bag’s Violence Girl. How Padgett Powell has written his way out of conventional storytelling. Is Downton Abbey reviving the careers of long dead authors? Dolan Morgan on the mythology of hijacking at Fortnight. (Also, read Dolan’s Sunday Story while you’re at it.) Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr. Got tips for Bites? Info@Vol1brooklyn.com