Morning Bites: Vanessa Veselka on Road Narratives, New Ellen Ullman Fiction, Kathleen Hanna Documentary, and More

Tablet has new fiction from Ellen Ullman. Your must-read nonfiction for the day: Vanessa Veselka’s “Green Screen: The Lack of Female Road Narratives and Why It Matters.” The Punk Singer, a documentary about Kathleen Hanna, has debuted at SXSW. Hyperallergic on Andrew Zorzona’s use of photography relative to memory. Perspectives on AWP from Steve Almond and Roxane Gay. Matt Dojny’s comics work is featured at The Rumpus. Jenn Pelly on D. Vassalotti’s “Swallow My Pride.” Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google +, our Tumblr, and sign up for our mailing list.

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Afternoon Bites: Notes on Matmos, Adam Wilson in Cambodia, Vanessa Veselka, and More

“The idea of telepathy seems both romantic and creepy, disturbingly intimate, an ultimate self-annihilation; identical twins are popular in psychic experiments and horror movies alike.” Chris Randle wrote about Matmos for Hazlitt. Adam Wilson wrote about his recent visit to Cambodia. Vanessa Veselka: interviewed at Identity Theory. Warren Ellis on film adaptations, working with Molly Crabapple, and more. Jenn Pelly has some thoughts on the terrific DC punk band Priests at Pitchfork. Pete Swanson, who we interviewed earlier in the […]

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Afternoon Bites: Vanessa Veselka on 90s Punk, Revised “My Fair Lady,” Bruce Sterling’s Paranormal Romance, and More

“After dabbling in baroque pop and country, Faithfull drew fresh inspiration from the Sex Pistols and Brierley’s clan in the late 70s, but Broken English is a punk record more in spirit than in sound.” Lindsay Zoladz on the reissue of Marianne Faithful’s Broken English. Vanessa Veselka talked about her time playing in bands in 90s Seattle. Veselka and Lidia Yuknavitch also discussed Lisa Wells’s Yeah. No. Totally. on the Late Night Library podcast. Franklin Bruno on linguistic reworkings of My Fair Lady. The […]

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Afternoon Bites: Neverending Songs, An Epic Peter Straub Interview, Free Ham, Vanessa Veselka and the Truck Stop Killer, and More

There is a sequel to the bizarre adventure comic Far Arden? Excellent. Vanessa Veselka’s “The Truck Stop Killer” may fill your daily required dosage of excellent nonfiction. Douglas Wolk explores the world of very, very long songs. Jason Rice on Marie-Helene Bertino’s “Free Ham.” Nightmare Magazine has published the first part of a lengthy interview with Peter Straub. Ben Tanzer has new fiction up at Hobart. Hyperallergic has some art world-themed costume suggestions for your young’uns. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and […]

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