Afternoon Bites: Eleanor Friedberger Interviewed, Talking Drake, Mary Timony, “CBGB” Reviewed, and More


At The Talkhouse, Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig wrote about Drake’s Nothing Was the Same.

“Though clearly shot on a limited budget, CBGB seems to have spared no expense in the fake-dogshit department, repeatedly showing frustrated employees and visitors stepping in the stuff to the accompaniment of loud squishing noises.” Keith Phipps on CBGB at The Dissolve.

Cassie J. Sneider on wearing a dog suit at a Dwarves show.

Eleanor Friedberger talked with The Rumpus.

“I bought my first early-eighties Harlequin Romance—actually, it was a Mills & Boon—when I was working at a thrift store in London. This was, without question, the worst job I have ever had.” Sadie Stein on romance novels at The Paris Review.

At The Toast: Jen Vafidis on “Julie Taylor, Witch-Queen of The O.C.

New music from Mary Timony’s new band Ex Hex, perhaps?

Literary Death Match is at Union Hall this evening.

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