Weekend Bites: SFJ on Yauch, Preppy Animals Crackers, NPR on a Fug, Bushwick Daily, and More

Sasha Frere-Jones on Adam Yauch at The New Yorker. NPR on the life of Ed Sanders. At Slate: Jay McInerney and his wine. Matthew Friedberger (Fiery Furnaces) talks to Dylan Hicks at Largehearted Boy. Katarina Hybenova talks to L Magazine about Bushwick Daily. The real story behing Cinco de Mayo. Lilly Pulitzer designed boxes of Animals crackers. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.

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Morning Bites: New Orleans Krew, What Sasha Frere-Jones Reads, Cohen’s Pushcart, and More

Adam Chandler at The Atlantic on the “amorphous, leaderless collection of New Orleans artists, activists, and anarchists,” Krewe of Eris. Wishing that President Obama truly was one of those European socialists that Republicans claim he is at The New Republic. Months after the release of Pulphead, we still love reading interviews with John Jeremiah Sullivan. Joshua Cohen won a Pushcart Prize. Big mazels. So you were wondering what Sasha Frere-Jones likes to read… Largehearted Boy gets Seth Greenland’s Book Notes for The Angry Buddhist. […]

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Morning Bites: A Real Gatsby, Steinbeck in Vietnam, Russians, PEN Picks, and More

“All I could think of upon hearing this was that vibrating moment when the young Jay Gatz, not yet Gatsby, sees his future arrive in the guise of a yacht dropping anchor on Lake Superior.” – The real life of Alan Feuer in the New York Times. John Steinbeck’s dispatches from the Vietnam War. Book Boroughing has their picks for the PEN World Voices Festival. Tolstoy and Dostoevsky do battle for the hearts of readers. Macmillan and Penguin standing their […]

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Morning Bites: Ellen Willis Roundtable, Frankenstein, Woody On Camera, John Carter Bomb, And More

Sasha Frere-Jones, Emily Gould, and Sara Marcus talk Ellen Willis in a roundtable discussion at Bookforum. Ruth Franklin at The New Republic wonders if Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was really about childbirth. Will John Carter be a huge bomb?  If it is, what will Michael Chabon do? The violin maker of Brooklyn. Woody’s getting back in front of the camera. The five best quotes from the Bradford Cox interview at Pitchfork. Alexei Navalny, part of the Yale World Fellows Class of 2010, […]

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Bites: D.I.Y. crackdown, poor rich Sherlock, Bukowski’s demands, Sasha Frere-Jones’ Best of Best of lists, and more

The work of Croatian designer Mihajlo Arsovski at Imprint. Sasha Frere-Jones rounds up his favorite Best Of lists. Rosie Schaap has the remedy to help you shake off the shackles of your Jan. 1st hangover. The guy who plays Sherlock Holmes on the BBC really has it hard being a rich guy. The Portland Mercury‘s list of the best local books of 2011 includes a number of books we also enjoyed over here, and still more that we’re hoping t0 read […]

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