In our morning reading: new fiction from Jess Row and Helen McClory, an interview with Kathleen Hanna, and more.
We’ll be on a reduced schedule today due to the holiday; regular posting will resume tomorrow.
In our morning reading: the National Book Award winners; new writing from A.N. Devers and Rebecca Solnit; and more.
Weekend Bites: Jeff VanderMeer on the “Slow Apocalypse,” Sarah Tomlinson’s Memoir, Laff Records, Literary Pubs, and More
In our weekend reading: new nonfiction from Jeff VanderMeer and Kathleen Hale, notes on the new album from Beauty Pill, A.N. Devers on literary pubs, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Edan Lepucki on Margaret Atwood, Emma Straub’s Novel Tips, All Ages Press Debuts, Cheever’s House, and More
Edan Lepucki on her admiration for the work of Margaret Atwood, Emma Straub on writing a novel, Futurism and noise-punk, A.N. Devers on John Cheever, Nina McConigley reads from her novel, Adam Kirsch on Brian Morton, and more.
New Jersey: home to Trenton’s passive-aggressive “The World Takes” sign, the much-derided Shore, one memorable example of cryptozoology (i.e. the Jersey Devil), the Meadowlands, and legions of fantastic bands. The second edition of Vol.1 Brooklyn’s podcast takes an inside look at the Garden State. Amy Rebecca Klein (of Hilly Eye and Leda, and formerly of Titus Andronicus) talks about the shows she saw and played in her formative years; Maggie Serota, co-founder of Low Times podcast, tells harrowing stories of selling […]
Bites: Where Nicholson Baker writes, bathtub Longreads, Sam McPheeters, Dragon Tattoo in jeopardy, and more
Nicholson Baker (above) shows us where he writes. A. N. Devers’ gives her top 5 Longreads read in the bathtub for the year that is about to end. Huffington Post Books pick their favorites of 2011. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo hasn’t done too hot at the box office, does that mean the sequels will be scrapped? (Via Sarah Weinman) Sam McPheeters writes about laundromats for Vice. (If you aren’t familiar with Sam, check out our interview with him, and […]
Morning Bites: Etgar Keret holiday card, Pushkin’s restaurant, Kate Christensen blogs about food, DeWitt’s response, and more
A restaurant named after one of Pushkin’s characters opens up in the West Village. Maybe Kate Christensen can check it out and write it up for her new food blog? Etgar Keret writes a Christmas card for Electric Literature. Jennifer Egan and books on mini farming: A.N. Devers year in reading at The Millions. Willa Paskin at Vulture points us to Helen DeWitt’s blog for her response to Michael H. Miller’s Observer profile on the Lightning Rods author. Julie Klausner talks to Popcandy. […]
“Jersey’s where America’s at!” – Some guy in Todd Solondz’s Storytelling. What’s the deal with New Jersey? On one hand it’s the great state that has given us talents from Philip Roth to Patti Smith, and on the other it’s the ongoing punchline for a thousand snobbish jokes told by New Yorkers who seem obvious as to the true greatness of the Garden State. It’s the state that hosted the first recorded baseball game, the home of Thomas Edison, the […]