In our morning reading: interviews with Jami Attenberg and Wallace Shawn and André Gregory; checking in with Osa Atoe; indie comics economics; and more.
Weekend Bites: Roxane Gay Interviewed, Alissa Nutting’s Reading List, Writers and “Minecraft,” Talking “A Master Builder,” and More
An interview with Roxane Gay, recommended listening from Lance Olsen and Greg Cartwright, new Frank Hinton fiction, talking with Wallace Shawn, Andre Gregory, and Jonathan Demme, and more.
Practically Live from the Paris Review’s “Literary Salon” at the Strand, w/ Wallace Shawn & Amy Warren
As I bolted from the lumbering 1 train over to Broadway, nothing could have prepared me for pinot grigio and spiced almonds and cashews as good as what was laid out at Wednesday evening’s event at the Strand’s third floor reading room, set to commemorate the Paris Review’s inaugural Salon event at that venue. These brimming glass bowls and tinkered plastic cups were straight out of Eden: in my rushed panic to arrive on time, this sustenance tasted not merely […]
Morning Bites: Shawn & Gregory Return, Reading Eileen Myles While Watching Her Cats, Depression Novels, Thoreau Paintball, and More
Wallace Shawn and André Gregory next project will be a filmed version of Ibsen’s “Master Builder,” adapted by Mr. Shawn and directed for the screen by Jonathan Demme. No word if Shawn will somehow involve Deborah Eisenberg in the process, but we can hold out hope. “When I first read Inferno, I was cat-sitting for you, and I was up all night reading it.” – CA Conrad talks to Eileen Myles for BOMB, and discusses the best possible situation for […]
Morning Bites: Eisenberg And Shawn, Finding @Horse_ebooks, Writing Desks, The Clean On The Road, And More
“I want to be her when I grow up.” – Hanging out with Deborah Eisenberg and Wallace Shawn at the Center For Fiction. Feast your eyes on the desks (and bed) that contributors to The Millions write on. Tracking down the greatest Twitter spambot there is, @Horse_eBooks. Now’s the time to restate Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman. The Clean is touring with Times New Viking. This is glorious news. Aaron Gilbreath on finding antique bottles in the desert. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and […]
“Book designer and metal type master Russell Maret has begun a fundraising campaign on Kickstarterto try to raise $25,000 to have Micah Currier engrave and cast a new proprietary metal type family at the Dale Guild Type Foundry.” – Via Imprint. Sugar is revealed! Sally Errico at The New Yorker talks to Cheryl Strayed about being the mysterious advice giver on The Rumpus. Deborah Eisenberg and Wallace Shawn read Gregor von Rezzori’s An Ermine in Czernopol at the Center for Fiction on February 22nd. […]
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Bites: Gentrification Lit, Adam Langer, Dustin Hoffman Loves Libraries, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin host the Oscars, and more
N+1 discuss “gentrification novels”. Discussed are Jonathan Lethem, Prospect Park West, etc. As a Park Slope resident, I feel a little bit shitty right now. Lit. Rare books for the “cultured traveler” Adam Langer, one of the great Chicago writers, tells us some music he likes. HTML Giant tells us about Warm Milk Press. The American zeitgeist implodes upon itself as James Franco, following his quirky stint on daytime television, is slated to guest star on 30 Rock. Dustin Hoffman: […]