Afternoon Bites: Lunch at the NYPL, Cats With Money, Charles Portis, and more

Pegged to an exhibition on lunch (!) that’s opening at the New York Public Library on Friday, there’s a brief history of the Automat over at the NYT.

“Congratulations, your generation is the first generation in history to rebel by unsticking it to the man and instead sticking it to the weirdo freak musicians! I am genuinely stunned by this. Since you appear to love first generation Indie Rock, and as a founding member of a first generation Indie Rock band I am now legally obligated to issue this order: kids, lawn, vacate.” David Lowery responds to an NPR intern’s post about paying for only 15 CDs ever. We love you so much, David Lowery.

We can’t wait for this Charles Portis collection of miscellany.

Vol. 1 contributor Abe Riesman gives us a look inside the business of Ca$, the surrealist Tumblr that exposes cats as the privileged criminals we all know them to be.

Johanna Fateman of Le Tigre reviews Sheila Heti and mentions Chris Kraus as a precursor. Chris Kraus reviews Sheila Heti and brings up Kathy Acker. Acker, of course, is unavailable for comment.

Oh, hello there, tiny-but-worth-it picture of Slavoj Žižek pumping his fists. Thanks for the vote of confidence on this Monday afternoon.

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