Weekend Bites: Woody and Faulkner, Franzen’s Play, Titus Andronicus Forever, and More

Well, William Faulkner is suing Woody Allen. You know Jonathan Franzen has a play, right? Our own Jason Diamond reviewed it for Capital New York. Rick Moody reviewed Chris Ware’s Building Stories. Killer London fog. Matthew Perpetua makes the case for Titus Andronicus. Maria Sherman makes the case against Japandroids. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.

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Afternoon Bites: Nathanael West’s Birthday, Rick Perlstein on Machine Politics, Titus Andronicus Live, and More

Nathanael West was born on this day in 1903. If you’d like to see Titus Andronicus play songs from their new album at your favorite north Brooklyn establishments, Pitchfork can help with that. Edmund White chatted with Giancarlo DiTrapano at Vice. Dean Robinson on America’s growing love of soccer. Bonus: cardboard Clint Dempsey. Rick Perlstein talks machine politics with the Chicago Reader. Jaded Punk provided some listening recommendations to Nerve. (In related news, that Mind Spiders song is really good.) Menachem […]

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Morning Bites: “not beat poets,” last Sonic Youth show, Victorian hoarders, animating Bolaño, and more

Today you should do birthday shots for Voltaire, Goldie Hawn, Björk, and Ken Griffey Jr. Robert Hass, the 70-year-old former Poet Laureate of the United States, writes an op-ed about being beaten by police at Occupy Berkeley. At Granta: Animating Bolaño. The Los Angeles Review of Books talks to Helen DeWitt. The Victorians: Original hoarders?  3:AM Magazine talks to Alina Simone. Ted Leo and Titus Andronicus are playing an OWS benefit in Brooklyn tonight. Possibly the last Sonic Youth show ever? […]

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Vol. 1 Presents: Civic Pride: New Jersey

“Jersey’s where America’s at!” – Some guy in Todd Solondz’s Storytelling. What’s the deal with New Jersey?  On one hand it’s the great state that has given us talents from Philip Roth to Patti Smith, and on the other it’s the ongoing punchline for a thousand snobbish jokes told by New Yorkers who seem obvious as to the true greatness of the Garden State.  It’s the state that hosted the first recorded baseball game, the home of Thomas Edison, the […]

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Band Booking: Amy Klein of Titus Andronicus

We usually like to keep Band Booking to a few questions, but when Amy Klein submitted this essay about Patti Smith, there was really no way we were going to turn it down for a few reasons: 1.  Amy Klein rules. 2. We love Patti Smith. 3. Amy is in Titus Andronicus.  They’re maybe the best rock n’ roll band on the planet right now.  She also does a side project called Hilly Eye that we really like also. Patti […]

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