Among the NYC cultural spaces we’re most excited to see open is Gowanus’s Morbid Anatomy Museum. (That the excellent writer Colin Dickey is one of the people involved with it doesn’t hurt.) The museum will be holding an opening celebration tomorrow, along with its first exhibit, The Art of Mourning; details can be found here.
Almost Live at Mellow Pages: Now on iTunes
If you’re looking to listen to Almost Live at Mellow Pages, you now have more ways in which to do it.
New (and Regular) Nonfiction at Vol.1 Brooklyn
In 2010, we introduced Sunday Stories, a weekly feature spotlighting new work from a host of talented writers. This year, we’re seeking to expand both the number of writers in focus and the range of work considered. And thus, starting this Wednesday, we’ll be running essays on a biweekly basis.
More “In Cold Blood” Murders?
Perry Smith and Richard Hickock’s murder of the Clutter in 1959 inspired Truman Capote to research and write what is today considered his greatest work, In Cold Blood. But did the convicted killers (who were executed in 1965) have more blood on their hands? Sarasota County sheriff’s detective Kimberly McGath thinks so, and is investigating the pair for the murder of two children and their parents a few weeks after the Clutter murders took place in Kansas. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google […]
Lord Over A Mighty Micronation
The world has one less British eccentric in it now that Roy Bates, who commandeered a former British military outpost in the North Sea nearly fifty years ago and declared it a sovereign nation, passed away last week. Thankfully the Principality of Sealand will keep going, but the 27 (or 26 after Bates’ passing) claimed residents could always use a hand in keeping their little homeland off the coast of Suffolk afloat. How can you help out? Consider becoming a Lord, Lady, Baron or […]
Twin Shadow Makes With A Novel
So: Twin Shadow’s George Lewis, Jr. wrote a novel; Pitchfork has a selection of quotes, and a link to a longer excerpt on the website of Eliot Aronow. (Cryogenic shelters and terraforming appear to play a part.)
Ain’t That America: Matt Robison’s Random Calls Across America
Over at The Morning News, Matt Robison has been making phone calls to folks all across the country and asking them what’s new in their town. He gets news and anecdotes from folks like P.J., who works at the Brilliant, Alabama post office (but actually lives a half-hour away in Winston County) and tells Robison that: Probably the most exciting thing happening lately, P.J. says, is the closure of Main Street for the past few hours. “They’re, uh”––his voice strains […]
“Yeah Right, You Yuppie Asshole”: What Inspires Field Notes
My New Year resolution was to stop buying Moleskines because I’m not a Rockefeller or Rothschild — I can’t afford to drop $22 bucks to scribble my chicken scratch notes onto paper.