In our weekend reading: an interview with Meredith Alling; essays by Aaron Lake Smith, Emily Gould, and Aaron Burch; and more.
Afternoon Bites: Mitchell S. Jackson on Portland, Sarah Gerard, Lucy K. Shaw Interviewed, Drew Nellins Smith, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Mitchell S. Jackson, new nonfiction from Colin Dickey and Sarah Gerard, and more.
Morning Bites: Chloe Caldwell Interviewed, New Prince, Judd Apatow and Phil Klay, and More
In our Monday morning reading: an interview with Chloe Caldwell, new nonfiction from Paula Bomer and Aaron Lake Smith, thoughts on new music from Prince, and more.
Letting Other People Review Christopher Hitchens for Me
I respect Christopher Hitchens. He doesn’t seem to be afraid of anything or anybody; god or man, etc. I don’t always agree with everything he has to say, but usually if I see one of his articles on Slate or in The Atlantic, I’ll probably read it due to the fact that the guy is at least engaging and interesting. Now he has published his memoir, Hitch-22. It’s 435 pages of Hitchens talking about a subject I assume is his […]
Happening: Vol. 1 Brooklyn Reading Series
The event has been moved to Old Made at 441 Metropolitan between Meeker and Metropolitan off the Lorimer L and G train. Vol. 1 Brooklyn Quarterly Reading Series Sam Apple (The Faster Times/Author, Schlepping Through the Alps) Rachel Sherman (author, Living Room and The First Hurt) James Yeh (Gigantic Magazine) Aaron Lake Smith Hosted by Jason Diamond At Bar Matchless, 557 Manhattan ave. Greenpoint 7PM, no cover.
Burn Collector Returns
Over at The Rumpus, I discussed new zines by Aaron Cometbus and Aaron Lake Smith, and made mention of Tobias coining the term “post-Cometbus generation of punk rock memoirists“. A good link between Cometbus and Lake Smith would be Al Burian and his phenomenal zine Burn Collector. Until today, after an e mail from a friend, I had no idea that Burian was still publishing Burn Collector, but a new issue is out on Microcosm, and it looks snazzy.
Random Obsessions: Finding Food on the Interweb
It’s sort of hard not to like bloggers that just go around eating pizza and report on it, and it’s even harder not to like them when they have one of my favorite zine writers, Aaron Lake Smith, tag along. So Slice Harvester has won my heart. I’m especially fond of the caption involving Aaron’s hand, and the latest slice for review, that reads, “Notice Aaron’s hand poised to accost this slice, symbolizing the ever-present threat of the Capitalist Death […]
Conversation: Aaron Lake Smith talks to Sam McPheeters
Sooner or later, there is going to be a definitive book on the 90’s punk rock scene, and when that time comes, there really needs to be at least a chapter on Sam McPheeters. The guy was a member of what in my mind is one of the greatest bands of all time, Born Against, then started the extremely underrated Men’s Recovery Project, ran the now defunct Vermiform Records, and he’s a great visual artist to boot (see above, Google […]