In our afternoon reading: Kali Fajardo-Anstine and Tommy Pico in conversation, a review of Jeff VanderMeer’s new novel, and more.
Morning Bites: Igiaba Scego, Max Porter Interviewed, Morgan Jerkins, Vampire Weekend’s Latest, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on novels by Igiaba Scego and Matt Cardin, an interview with Max Porter, and more.
Morning Bites: Juliet Grames, Locus Awards Finalists, Octavia E. Butler, Shane Jones Fiction, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on Juliet Grames’s new novel, exploring the latest album from Vampire Weekend, and much more.
Weekend Bites: Casey Cep, “Bunnicula” Revisited, Lisa Hanawalt Interviewed, Gem Spa, and More
In our weekend reading: a look inside Casey Cep’s new book, an interview with Lisa Hanawalt, and much more.
John Wray and His Famous Friends
First he interviews Zach Galifianakis, and now John Wray is getting up on stage with Ezra Koeing from Vampire Weekend? Seriously Wray, what’s next? Are you the newest member of The Rock Bottom Remainders?
Bites: Ginsberg Dumped a Body, Roth Reviews, Lethem in Miami, Lou Dobbs Unemployed, Spoonbill & Sugartown is Ten, and More.
Allen Ginsberg helped dispose of a body? Will this be portrayed in the movie starring James Franco? Lit. A.V. Club reviews Philip Roth’s The Humbling. Village Voice go back to 1966 to hang out with Ed Saunders. Fug, and “Fuck You” publisher. The Daily Beast takes a look at the best of British literature. Stephen King’s Under the Dome has “the scope and flavor of literary Americana” says the New York Times. The guy that put out The Simpsons: An […]
Bites: Klosterman Gets Married and Bad Journalism Ensues, Gore Vidal Gets Nostalgic, Infinite Book Clubs, and more
Chuck Klosterman got married, and journalistic ethics are called into question. Also, the article in question is lame. Lit. Gore Vidal is a man of letters, which is inherently at least mostly respectable. His recent interview with the Times is filled with wisdom, albeit sharp and abrasive. The Desk Set hipped us to Abe Books Weird Book Room. Thanks. Infinite Summer, the D.F.W-reading online book club, has climbed their Everest. To celebrate, they’re reading Dracula. Yep. Honestly, I’m into book […]
Bites: Salman Rushdie as a tiny dancer, pictures of Berlin, John Updike maybe turning in his grave, and the party album of the summer?
“She had heels on, so he only came up to her breasts,” laughs our source. “With her low-cut dress and his bald head, when he’s dancing with her he looks like her third boob.” The above quote was about Salman Rushdie; acclaimed writer, Fatwa dodger, and a man who is not afraid to dance with a taller woman Berlin photo essay @ Impose “Updike was the consummate stylist with a blogger mentality” according to Slate. Is this an insult? Chuck […]