George Saunders has won the Folio Prize, Mike Watt’s favorite albums, Helen Oyeyemi interviewed by Alexander Chee, and much more for your morning reading.
Morning Bites: Writers on Success, Wondering Sound Debuts, New Owls, Irvine Welsh’s Favorite Albums, and More
This morning: Scott Tobias on Wes Anderson’s latest, the debut of Wondering Sound, hear new music from Owls, Irvine Welsh discusses his favorite music, and more.
Morning Bites: Helen Oyeyemi, “The Grand Budapest Hotel” Reviewed, St. Vincent’s Latest, Tom Williams Interviewed, and More
This morning: praise for Helen Oyeyemi’s new novel, David Edelstein on The Grand Budapest Hotel, things you should not say to a barista, and more.
Ten years after they went public with their romance, brother and sister (through adoption) Richie and Margot Tenenbaum had a child that they named Prada. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
“I wrote the text and described the covers in the script. We actually hired a different artist to design the cover of each book. I worked with them to do it, but that was different people’s artwork so that’s why they each kind of had their own voices as illustrations. We also animated [the books], and I think you can see it on YouTube. The books that Suzy doesn’t read from in the movie, I wrote a little paragraph of […]
Have you checked out Feedback Press? Obviously we’re excited because our own Tobias Carroll is involved (figured that needed to be mentioned), but chapbooks by Maura Johnston, Mike McGonigal, and other great people is something we’d mention anyway. An unreleased Kurt Vonnegut novella from the late 1940s will be released today. Amelia Gray on the water in Los Angeles at GOOD. Hunger Games fever is upon us. We should probably mention the Wes Anderson commercial. Ancient Egypt making a comeback […]
I love Wes Anderson as much as the next person whose college years took place during or right around 9/11, but that didn’t stop me from getting drunk one night and spouting off a bunch of crap about how Whit Stillman is Wes Anderson — for adults! Whether this is true or not I will leave up to you, but Stillman’s trilogy of films dedicated to the “Urban Haute Bourgeoisie” rank among my favorites, and I am willing to bet that Damsels in Distress, […]
Enough with the literary-merit top 10 lists. Here are the best book covers of 2009. I personally love the look of Ruben Toledo’s designs, but not at all for the books they represent. An awkward confluence of visionary tones. Who imagines their literary heroines with such artistic flair? It’s unsettling. Lit. & Academia City University of New York dean Ann Kirschner recently read Little Dorrit four different ways (paperback, Kindle, iPhone, audiobook). This week, she talks about it on NPR. […]