Tonight is the PANK Invasion at WORD. So many capital letters, so many great readers. The hidden treasures of Erasmus Hall High School. From the department of Too Good To Be True: Zach Galifianakis as Ignatius J. Reilly would be basically perfect. Did someone say “lots of pictures of Morrissey smiling“? Flavorwire is on it. Also included in that photo set: a picture of Morrissey with a cat on his head, presumably taken in a spirit similar to this one. If […]
Posted by Jason Diamond “I’ve read two books in my life, and I’d like to do Confederacy of Dunces — which will never happen.” I’d given up hope that somebody will make a (good) film version of Confederacy of Dunces, but for a second at this weekend’s New Yorker Festival, Zach Galifianakis gave me a reason to dream once again.
First he interviews Zach Galifianakis, and now John Wray is getting up on stage with Ezra Koeing from Vampire Weekend? Seriously Wray, what’s next? Are you the newest member of The Rock Bottom Remainders?
Bites: Zadie Smith, Obama Bowing, Studs Terkel was a Watched Man, Pondering Proust, End of the Decade Lists, New Moon vs. Gilmore Girls, and More
SF Chronicle and L.A. Times both review Zadie Smith’s Changing My Mind. The Millions comment on the reviews “non-committal, guarded praise” and go on to call it “wunderkind jealousy”. The Guardian says of Smith, “criticism is a bodily pleasure“. Time Out New York weighs in on Changing, name drops a bunch of other great writers while doing so. End up liking the book. Lit. The FBI kept an eye on Studs Terkel, considering him a “suspected communist”. Surprised? Saul Bellow […]