In our morning reading: revisiting the work of Iris Murdoch, Steve Almond discussed his book about “Stoner,” and more.
Afternoon Bites: Terrance Hayes’s Latest, Melissa Broder, Eve L. Ewing Poetry, Sayaka Murata, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on books by Terrance Hayes and Sayaka Murata, an interview with Steve Almond, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Wendy C. Ortiz Interviewed, Chris Rock’s Latest, Steve Albini on “Dude Incredible,” Peter von Ziegesar, and More
Steve Albini on the latest from Shellac, an interview with Wendy C. Ortiz, thoughts on Chris Rock’s new film, Rizzoli Bookstore has a new location, and more.
Morning Bites: Greil Marcus Interviewed, Kate Bush, Steve Almond Vs. Football, Emily Carroll’s Latest, and More
Interviews with Greil Marcus and Steve Almond, new essays from Saeed Jones and Jen Vafidis, Emily Carroll’s graphic novel is reviewed, notes on Kate Bush’s first concert in years, and more.
“People talk about pilgrimages to Graceland or Cooperstown, or to see Saturn Devouring His Children at the Prado, or just to Flushing to get good soup dumplings, so one of the challenges I faced was how to limit the discussion.” Gideon Lewis-Kraus (above) talks to World Hum about A Sense of Direction. “If Martin Amis hasn’t exactly mellowed with age a certain degree of tenderness has nevertheless entered his more recent work.” – Morten Høi Jensen on Martin Amis at Los Angeles Review […]
Aretha Franklin got engaged. (We just really wanted an excuse to post a shot from Blues Brothers.) The Millions gives one of the best 2012 book roundups we’ve seen. Jonathan Lethem talks to Bloomberg. Is Sherlock sexist? Steve Almond has an idea how indie bookstores can battle Amazon. Mystery gold found in Paris. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, and our Tumblr. Got tips for Bites? Info@Vol1brooklyn.com
“[A] brilliant fable of a Russia oversaturated with “semiotic signs”, a skewing of a country where rhetoric – and not actual substance – is most often the locus of communication.” Scott Esposito on Victor Pelevin’s The Hall of Singing Caryatids. Norman Brannon on pie. Birdsong made L Magazine‘s 2011 Holiday Gift Guide. (Not a bad idea — a three-pack of Brooklyn literary magazines — from the booksellers at Spoonbill & Sugartown.) Steve Almond’s “Kiss The Officer In Question” is worth […]
“The central power-dynamic itself — teacher seems superhuman then is revealed to be a normal human — is, well, boring. But that makes it all the more amazing when Maksik somehow pulls it off.” At Full Stop, Scott Beauchamp reviews Alexander Maksik’s You Deserve Nothing. Jeffrey Wasserstrom on the works of writer Yu Hua. R. Crumb’s album artwork has been collected. Gabrielle Gantz on Steve Almond’s recent reading at Greenlight. At Book Riot, Liberty Hardy on alternative methods of bookshelf organization. Jon […]