In our afternoon reading: thoughts on B.R. Yeager’s new novel, essays by Amber Sparks and Nina McConigley, and more.
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Bites: Disney Punx, Another Shitty Read for Republicans, Ebert’s Book Reviews, Tim Burton Getting Annoying, and More
At Vice, Nick Gazin discusses Walt Disney, punk, and not caring that his punk friends didn’t like Walt Disney. Barry Hannah passed away. At The Faster Times, Lincoln Michel remembers him. At Tin House, an interview with the late writer. Mitt Romney wrote a book that will probably appeal to “people” who read the books by Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck. Boston Globe talks about that book. Gigantic Magazine had a good old time. The book reviews of Roger Ebert. […]
Things going on that we find interesting for the next week. Next Thursday and Friday are up for grabs, since most people will be digesting and shopping. Friday, November 20th NYU takes over KGB for something called “Coming of Age on the Page”. Jonathan Liebson, Karol Nielsen, and Erik Rhey read. Saturday, November 21st Mike Edison, some wine in the afternoon, some blues. The guy has fun everywhere he goes. Sort of a no-brainer. 3pm at Le Du’s Wines, 600 […]
Bites: Edward Lear poetry, rare Obama interview, Tim Burton cares not, San Fran’s strategic real estate changes, fighting for the “link economy”
By Willa A. Cmiel The Book Bench on Edward Lear: “This week the British Library is publishing two beautiful facsimiles (which will be distributed by the University of Chicago Press), of the 1888 and 1889 editions of books by the multi-talented Edward Lear, an English artist and writer best known for the children’s classic ‘The Owl and the Pussycat.‘” More personally he reminds me of family car trips reciting limericks. My personal favorite: There once was a Young Person of […]
The first recollection I have of watching a Tim Burton film was seeing Beetlejuice when I was eight and thinking “holy shit”. Since then, just about everything he has done since has for better or worse garnered the same reaction. With that said, this preview of Alice in Wonderland is definitely a good “holy shit”. Speaking of Burton’s film adaptations, The Rumpus talks about “Roald Dahl, Man of Letters“. I need more personal essays about Lacoste shirts in my life. […]