Morning Bites: Spying on John le Carré, Kathy Acker, Say Goodbye to old Hollywood, Zine Archives, Victorian Magic, and More


Kathy Acker was born on this day in 1947. Here’s a 1983 interview she did with Bomb.

“As the fox hunt clopped through town, John le Carré, the pre-eminent spy writer of the 20th century, sipped from a paper cup of warm whiskey punch, doled out by a local pub to riders and spectators.” –Dwight Garner profiles John le Carré with a pretty sweet opening paragraph complete with fox hunts and whiskey punch.

Rachel Shukert gives Vulture a list of five things about old Hollywood that she’d rather forget.

Michelle Dean on “How to Win at the Women’s Memoir Game” at The Cut.

The Zine Archive and Publishing Project in Seattle could use some help.

Illustrations from a Victorian-era book on magic.

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