As anyone who’s explored metadata, Wikipedia, or the hierarchies of self-created musical definitions can attest, music can be subdivided into a nearly-infinite array of genres, subgenres, movements, and styles. In his new book Appetite For Definition, Ian King delves into the history, aesthetics, and ups and downs of rock genres. As longtime admirers of King’s music writing, we’re thrilled to be co-hosting this event; Vol.1 Brooklyn Managing Editor Tobias Carroll will be in conversation with King.
Along with Kingston Writers’ Studio and Longreads, Vol.1 Brooklyn is pleased to be one of the sponsors of Should I Stay or Should I Go?, one of the Bookends events for this year’s Brooklyn Book Festival.
Our first 3-minute stories event of 2018 takes on a subject near and dear to our hearts: this very city. And not just stories from the city, but stories that are particularly emblematic of New York itself. On May 23rd, join us at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe and hear brief tales of the Big Apple from these readers:
We live in an age of celebrity, where you can be famous for doing almost anything–and thus, the number of people qualifying as celebrities has increased dramatically. What that means about the world in which we live–and Andy Warhol’s old adage about everyone being famous for 15 minutes–remains to be seen. However, the density of celebrities, particularly in New York, means that more and more people have stories of encountering the famous (or, perhaps, the infamous). And thus, we’re happy […]
We’re huge admirers of the literary work of Eugene Lim–we interviewed him a few years ago around the release of his second novel, The Strangers, and were incredibly happy to hear news of the release of his forthcoming novel Dear Cyborgs on FSG Originals. We’ll be presenting a panel at Greenlight Bookstore in Prospect Lefferts Gardens featuring Lim, Joni Murphy, and Donald Breckenridge; details follow. *** Eugene Lim presents his hotly anticipated novel Dear Cyborgs at Greenlight, accompanied by a […]
If you couldn’t tell by the name of this website, New York City is our home. We love it. Despite all the garbage on the sidewalks, trains not showing up on time, how expensive it is, and bars that we love closing all the time, it’s sort of hard to beat living here.
The end of November brings with it the release of Vol.1 Brooklyn founder Jason Diamond’s memoir Searching for John Hughes. To celebrate, we’ll be hosting the latest installment in our 3-Minute Story series: The Greatest 3-Minute Teen Stories Ever. And the lineup is–if we do say so ourselves–pretty great, and will feature readings from: Megan Abbott Ashley Ford Isaac Fitzgerald Vanessa Willoughby Hazel Cillis Tyler Coates Brittney Spanos Isaac Oliver Kevin Nguyen Maris Kreizman Pilot Viruet Robin Wasserman Kaye Toal
A couple of years ago, the long-running postpunk band Girls Against Boys got back together. This was excellent news to our ears: the band blended an irreverent sensibility with tautly played music, and the result were a number of albums that have held up very well over the years. We’re pleased to announce that we’ll be co-sponsoring a show (along with Brooklyn Vegan) pairing them with fellow Vol.1 Brooklyn faves SAVAK on November 3rd.