Sea monsters are not the new zombies. Come on! The Pope digs the Potter Robert Sullivan wrote a new book about Thoreau, and The Rumpus talked to him about it Joan Hiller-Depper interviewed Jessica Hopper about her new book The Girls’ Guide to Rocking. All Songs Considered celebrates twenty years of Merge Records
Bites: Nabokov with naked women, Tao Lin selling bumper stickers, Sufjan Stevens, and the zombie train adds an extra passenger
Well, some of us are actually gonna have to buy Playboy for the writing it seems, because they are giving us a 5,000 word glimpse at Vladimir Nabokov’s final, unfinished novella, The Original of Laura in their December issue (which comes out Nov. 10th) a week before it ships for sale. An all string reworking of Sufjan Stevens 2001 album Enjoy Your Rabbit will be out in November. I’m happy about this. The title of the album is Run Rabbit […]
SMITH Mag’s six-word obituaries for Michael Jackson vs. Vultures Britney Spears – haiku contest. I wasn’t creative enough to do either. Is it your dream to play some poker with Ira Glass, David Cross, and Michael Ian Black? Well, here is your chance, and it goes to benefit 826NYC. DJ Bjork Malcolm Gladwell reviews Free by Chris Anderson for the New Yorker If I’m gonna read one sports book this summer, it will probably be be Satchel: The Life and […]
Whoever decided that animating pictures of long-dead writers reading their work was a good idea is either totally brilliant, or totally sick in the head. I guess it’s better than zombies.
Salinger is suing, as we know. Ron Rosenbaum, who revisits the “What the fuck has he been doing all these years?” question, at Slate seems to think that we the people, as some kind of right, deserve to see Salinger’s work. Most of Rosenbaum’s speculations are unlikely. Because let’s face it, we know there are finished works locked in Salinger’s freezer, and I think there’s going to be a masterpiece hidden in there. What strikes me most is the fact […]
Although I’m not super outdoorsy, I recently picked up a copy of Outside Magazine while at the gym. I did it because I had forgotten my own reading material, but I also found the irony of reading such a magazine while moving statically indoors amusing. And while I couldn’t quite relate to narratives of daring, dangerous travels through Argentina or over precipitous mountains in far-off regions, I came upon a feature by Wells Tower, author of newly released book of […]
I first got word of Seth Grahame-Smith’s upcoming Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, an adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice by way of the zombie horror genre “with all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie action” a few weeks ago. I squinted my eyes, considering. Ultimately, I ignored it, I moved on. But since blog posts and news articles about this novel have been relentlessly appearing in my Google Reader, it seems others are not doing the same. So, a zombie […]