Jennifer Miller tells Flavorwire about some real-life prep school scandals. Spin lists five ways Maurice Sendak influenced music. The Coffin Factory reviews Travelers of the Century by Andrés Neuman. Some “disturbing” 1919 illustrations for an Edgar Allan Poe collection. Should The Iceman Cometh cometh to Broadway? Tom Gabel of Against Me! comes out as transgender. Abraham Lincoln as O.G. Mark Zuckerberg. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
Abraham Lincoln the Vampire Slayer
We have said all we could about zombies. In fact, we were really counting on Bob Powers to be right with his claim that werewolves are the right monster for these times, and maybe put the undead back in their graves. But no, Seth Grahame-Smith had to go and screw everything up again by announcing that in March, 2010, he is putting out Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. So now instead of zombies we get a dead president killing blood suckers. […]
A Brief History of the Modern Zombie, or Why I Hate Zombie Lit
by Willa A. Cmiel For as much as we like to talk about and link to zombies here at Vol. 1, I really think the trend is, to put it nicely, pretty silly. To be truly frank, I actually find it immensely, offensively, near-tragically awful. (It’s true that I’ve written about this before.) Historically, zombie mythology originated in West Indian Voodoo lore, and was taken and misinterpreted by Western society (Night of the Living Dead). And then we took it […]
Bites: Books on Abraham, Chuck Klosterman on the Fab 4, bike shares, Genesis P-Orridge, and more
Lit. The New York Review of Books has a stack of books on our 16th President Daniel Steel and “That Madea Guy” both make the list of “15 Rich-Ass Authors I’ve Suddenly Decided to Like“. (Thanks HTMLGIANT) The Desk Set asks: “Why should we, librarians and friends of libraries, care about the state of the humanities?” JK Rowling getting a comic book Bikes Copenhagen Bike Share Competition. (Thanks Cool Hunting) Music – Art Chuck Klosterman reviews the recently remastered Beatles albums […]