“…Feather and Conn are not Stan and Jack; their fates, their experiences, their biographies, and their personalities are quite different. Jack Kirby died in 1994, still idolized by fans, surrounded by his loving family, as far from the embittered loneliness of Mort Feather as you can be. And Stan Lee is still going strong, a potent creative force who seems to bear up under the tribulations and triumphs of a long and interesting life with the élan for which he has always been famous.” Michael Chabon is interviewed at The New Yorker‘s Book Bench.
- Maura Johnston on Mark Lanegan’s recent Bowery Ballroom show.
- Emma Straub talks about the reissue of her collection Other People We Married, and also Donnie Wahlberg.
- “I have the craziest and the most delusional belief that there is far more to language than we’ve even discovered.” Ben Marcus, interviewed by Joe Winkler.
- Dan Wickett talks about some of his most anticipated books for 2012.
- At The Awl, EA Hanks interviews the artist known as Hanksy.
- Kate Zambreno’s Heroines has a cover.