In our morning reading: a review of Luc Sante’s new book, art inspired by Nina Simone, Lincoln Michel on his first publication, and more.
Morning Bites: Sarah Vowell’s a Nerd, Lit Rags of Brooklyn, “Immoral” Israeli Writers, and More
The Millions gets right to the point in their review of Unfamiliar Fishes: Sarah Vowell is most frequently called a popular historian, but really she’s a nerd 3:AM examines the life and work of “cult” crime writer, Dorothy B. Hughes. The best free literary rags of Brooklyn at Brokelyn. An interview with Willard Spiegelman, editor of The Southwest Review. An Italian writer doesn’t seem to like that Amos Oz and David Grossman “pontificate against” Israel: “the morality of Israeli writers […]
Garrison Keillor Looks Like a Fart
By Jason Diamond And all those lousy holiday songs by Jewish guys that trash up the malls every year, Rudolph and the chestnuts and the rest of that dreck. Did one of our guys write ‘Grab your loafers, come along if you wanna, and we’ll blow that shofar for Rosh Hashanah’? No, we didn’t. Christmas is a Christian holiday—if you’re not in the club, then buzz off. -Garrison Keillor quote via Tablet. Until I read Sarah Vowell’s Radio On: A […]