Happy birthday to Fred Perry. Lynne Tillman, Adam Levin, Chloe Caldwell, Darin Strauss, and other writers tell Tin House about bad habits. Dick Gordon at Salon on the genius of Studs Terkel. “Solitude is a problem for writers generally, who spend so much time alone rehearsing a form of ideal communication.” – Emily Cooke at The New Inquiry. Steinbeck writing letters in 1962. Rosie Schaap on Donna Summer. Berenstain Bears talking points. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
How Chicago celebrated Studs Terkel’s 100th birthday yesterday. The cover for Dave Eggers’ A Hologram for the King. Five miniatures from Miles Klee. Old issues of Life magazine show that things do go full circle. The father of go-go has passed. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
Indexing: Elvis Costello, Transmetropolitan Revisited, Nick Harkaway, Screenwriting Podcasts, Studs Terkel, and More
A roundup of things consumed by our contributors.
Morning Bites: Yiderati Drinking Contest, Mad Men Talk, Dave Hill’s Advice, Kris D’Agostino, And More
Tonight is the night: Vol. 1 and The Jewish Book Council Present: The New Yiderati: Redefining the Jewish Experience in Literature at Housing Works. There will be drinking time taking place where ou chug your beer once when somebody says “Philip Roth,” two chugs if anybody says “Cynthia Ozick.” We might discuss how Ben Marcus “may be the best Jewish writer in America.” Kris D’Agostino tells Largehearted Boy his Book Notes for The Sleepy Hollow Family Almanac. 3:AM Magazine continues […]
Weekend Bites: MTV Book to Movie, This American Life, Retraction, Studs Terkel Century, RADAR Lab Benefit, And More
Morning Bites: Rachel Maddow’s Steinbeck Award, Dickens’ Google Doodle, Adam Wilson’s playlist, and more
In the news today: Rachel Maddow gets a Steinbeck, Dickens gets some birthday cake and a Google Doodle, Adam Wilson talks music, and much more.
Bites: Karen Russell all Over the Place, Remembering Reagan, Spinoza, Rick Moody on Rock Books and More
Karen Russell talks to the Bat Segundo Show about her latest book, Swamplandia! The book was also the cover story for the Sunday Book Review. To celebrate 100 years of Reagan, Mother Jones digs up a 1984 issue that included Kurt Vonnegut, Studs Terkel, Al Franken and a bunch of fantastic artwork that tries to imagine what four more years of The Gipper would hold. “I am putting my money on Spinoza and not on Descartes.” – Commentator for this […]