Willa Cather, Tom Waits, and Larry Bird all celebrate birthdays today. Who had the better jump shot? We’re going to go with Cather. At Tablet: Nazis and the work of Roberto Bolaño. Levi Asher on Vonnegut and Vonnegut biographies. Don’t want your mind wandering? A Yale study says to meditate. Jonny Greenwood to score P.T. Anderson’s The Master. Air teams up with Victoria Legrand of Beach House for the ultimate indie baby making collaboration. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, and […]
NBC picked up the show Apocalipstick, which will be written and produced by the very talented Julie Klausner. The Hairpin breaks down how to write romance novels. Fixating on a Willa Cather sentence. Joseph Heller didn’t mind war that much. Steve Martin, Gillian Welch, and Ed Helms in a bluegrass mockumentary is probably the best thing of the day. Tom Waits is interviewed while sitting in a barber shop. Can somebody please front us the money to buy John Hughes’ former […]
Weekend Bites: Willa Cather’s Hood, Etgar Keret, Emma Straub’s Rituals, HTMLGIANT Looking Fresh, Andrew W.K.’s Philosophy, and More
Willa Cather’s Nebraska. At N+1: a story by Etgar Keret from a book that is yet to be published in English.
Bites: Stephen Elliott in Williamsburg, McSweeney’s Broadsheet, the Original Gossip Girl, Lethem Recommends Poe, Balloon boy FAQ, and more
Stephen Elliott hung out in Williamsburg (went hard, if you will) and wrote about it on The Rumpus. Lit. Largehearted Boy reviews Nick Hornby’s Juliet, Naked. McSweeney’s to publish an old-fashioned, Sunday edition-sized broadsheet: San Francisco Panorama Jonathan Lethem recommends on Daily Beast Edgar Allen Poe’s only novel, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, and describes it as “the missing link between Mary Shelley and Herman Melville.” My kind of narrative. On Willa Cather’s development as a novelist. […]
I initially resisted Harper Perennial’s Fifty-Two Stories, a website on which a different piece of short fiction will be posted every week for a year because it is first and foremost a marketing tool. Since last week’s post, though, of “Radical Adults Lick Godhead Style” by Peter Wild, en suite of Willa Cather’s “The Sculpter’s Funeral,” I’ve abandoned, if only for the moment, such righteousness in favor of real admiration. As an increasingly peripheral writer – and more personally, my […]