The first thing that I’m reminded of when watching the Congress in crisis is my lifelong love of professional wrestling’s broad theatrics. Telling someone that you love wrestling is akin to what I expect it’s like to announce a foot fetish. Most recoil and wince, the rest ask if you prefer the big toe or the pinkie.
Weekend Bites: John Cage Bio, Jen Gilmore’s Year, Pynchon on the Screen, Holiday Roads and More
The New Republic reviews Begin Again: A Biography of John Cage Something Red author, Jennifer Gilmore, talks about her year in reading at The Millions. Somewhere in heaven, John Hughes is smiling while listening to this cover of “Holiday Roads” by The Walkmen. Paul Thomas Anderson to adapt Thomas Pynchon’s Inherent Vice into a film. Ernest Hemingway wants a Big Papa t-shirt for the holidays. Taking the plunge into Freedom.
Passover Bites: Franzen’s Cover, Warhol’s Pals, Cheever’s Story, Atwood’s Addiction, Kerman’s Excerpt, Neil Young on Skype, and More
Jonathan Franzen has a new novel coming out and The Millions show us the cover. The New Republic posted a John Cheever story from 1936. Margaret Atwood might need a Twitter intervention. Levi Asher on Reality Hunger. An excerpt from Piper Kerman’s book, Orange is the New Black. Andy Warhol had a lot of friends that he took pictures of. Neil Young, Jonathan Demme, and Skype. Titus Andronicus and rock from New Jersey. Bluto, Otter, D-Day, Boehner, Cantor, Brown, and […]