In our afternoon reading: interviews with Lindsay Hunter and Gabino Iglesias, a new podcast from Damon Krukowski, and more.
Afternoon Bites: N. K. Jemisin, A “Searching For John Hughes” Excerpt, Laia Jufresa’s Latest, Marcy Dermansky, and More
In our afternoon reading: new fiction from N. K. Jemisin and Marcy Dermansky, the history of a Silver Jews album, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Patti Smith, Rosie Schaap on Drinking Libraries, David Cross Interviewed, Damon & Naomi, and More
In our Friday afternoon reading: interviews with Patti Smith, Damon & Naomi, and David Cross; Drake meets hardcore; notes on Annie Dillard; and more.
Bites: David Berman’s Blog, Neal Cassady, David Foster Wallace on the Internet and More
Posted by Jason Diamond Today’s news is brought to you by the kosher salt I had to use throw in front of me as I tried to climb down my stoop that was covered in ice. Kosher salt: God wants you to use it. David Berman (above) has a blog. There is a pretty good chance the former Silver Jew has kosher salt in his kitchen. According to The Guardian, Neal Cassady took drugs, was a bigamist and an all […]
David Berman’s Tears
I realize this is incredibly corny, but if you are going to read one essay today, it should be Jeremy Schmall’s piece at HTMLGIANT, “David Berman and Epistemological Closure in the Propaganda State“. “Berman’s goal now is to become his father’s nemesis, to shame him into quitting his business, or to at least admit what he’s doing is wrong. To do this, Berman is creating a documentary film, which is something Berman doesn’t want to be doing. He doesn’t like […]
“Two tickets to a midnight execution”
I was totally cool that David Berman wanted to bow out of music at the top of his game to draw, then this week happened. First, Justin Taylor’s piece in the most recent issue of The Believer, and then stumbling upon the video below while looking for something totally different, I’m having a bit harder of a time accepting Silver Jews are kaput.