@MayorEmanuel is our generations J.D. Salinger. Or something like that… 59 things you didn’t know about Virginia Woolf. Ira Glass on the art of storytelling. The Atlantic reviews of 30 Rock are pretty great, don’t ya think?
Bloomsday is the Cinco de Mayo for People Who Read
Tablet continues the Jewish takeover of Bloomsday, talking to Joshua Cohen. Things discussed include big novels, sacred books, and Pynchon. Not discussed is the possibility that Tablet’s Bloomsday celebration could become an all out chug fest after Cohen and Ben Greenman get finished reading. But wait! There is also Radio Bloomsday on June 16th! A national broadcast on the Pacific Radio Network from the WBAI studios in New York City from 7pm to 2am EST on 99.5FM in NYC and […]
Bites: Gentrification Lit, Adam Langer, Dustin Hoffman Loves Libraries, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin host the Oscars, and more
N+1 discuss “gentrification novels”. Discussed are Jonathan Lethem, Prospect Park West, etc. As a Park Slope resident, I feel a little bit shitty right now. Lit. Rare books for the “cultured traveler” Adam Langer, one of the great Chicago writers, tells us some music he likes. HTML Giant tells us about Warm Milk Press. The American zeitgeist implodes upon itself as James Franco, following his quirky stint on daytime television, is slated to guest star on 30 Rock. Dustin Hoffman: […]
Bites: The return of Lemony Snicket, Bob Dylan at the controls, zombies, Marvel Comics, Sen. Alec Baldwin, and more.
I really liked the first few Lemony Snicket books, and then there were a few hundred more. Now we get news that we can expect four more. I’m alright with this, as long as there is no more movies with Jim Carrey involved. We really like to talk about zombies; this essay on The Morning News does it far better than just about anything we have ever posted. I smell a challenge, or possibly the stench of the undead. So […]