In our weekend reading: thoughts on books by Marcel Schwob and Ursula K. Le Guin, exploring the Velvet Underground’s history, and more.
In our morning reading: a playlist by Augustus Rose, interviews with Deb Olin Unferth and William Gibson, and more.
Morning Bites: Cronenberg’s DeLillo, Publication Studio, Jesmyn Ward, Letters to Don Draper, and More
When David Cronenberg met Don DeLillo: Death and Taxes looks at the trailer for Cosmopolis. Plans tonight? Go to Printed Matter (195 10th Avenue, NY, NY, 10011) to see Diana Balmori in conversation with Publication Studio co-founder Matthew Stadler. The event is free and open to the public. Jesmyn Ward talks to Jacket Copy. “Like any long project, writing a book has ups and downs. Sometimes the words would flow easily, some days it was a real struggle.” – Rob […]
“We’re not outcasts. They’re stupid.” – Lou Reed (Image and quote thanks to Limewire)
How do you go about introducing the life and work of Genesis Bryer P-Orridge to people with little to no prior knowledge? I’d say you hope that they aren’t squeamish, and you point them to the wikipedia page Mr./Ms. P-Orridge, and hope for the best. I say that because as much of a brilliant artist as P-Orridge is (I say this with the greatest respect), starting a conversation with terms like “member of pioneering noise/industrial band Throbbing Gristle”, “underwent operations […]