In our morning reading: thoughts on books by Hanne Ørstavik and Touré, Constance Squires and Kurt Baumeister in conversation, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Southern California Hardcore, Lauren Groff Interviewed, Prince Master Class, Literary Bestseller Economics, and More
“These pages are replete with stories about battles with cops, long afternoons surfing and skateboarding, being driven around on the freeways by the “only one with a license,” bass guitars thrust through frat house windows, and nights at the unofficial “Mecca” of the scene, the Oki Dog.” Brian Kim Stefans on We Got Power! Ed Champion is planning a 3,000-mile “conversational journey” across the United States. Jessica Luther on feminism in romance novels. Touré on Questlove on Prince. Guernica talked with […]
“Betrayal”: Live at Franklin Park with Heidi Julavits, Touré, Fiona Maazel, Leah Umansky, and Joseph Riippi
Franklin Park, just off the prettier end of Eastern Parkway and Franklin Avenue, has quickly become perhaps the best place in Brooklyn to see live literature. Thanks to the superb efforts of host and curator Penina Roth, who verifies that success comes from being kind to anyone and everyone, the high pedigree of authors who’ve graced the Franklin Park Reading Series at 618 St. John’s Place in recent months has included Jennifer Egan, Rick Moody, Mary Gaitskill, Michael Showalter, […]