In our morning reading: thoughts on books by Adam Levin and Niina Pollari, Bitchin Bajas talk Sun Ra, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Interviewing Allegra Hyde, Adam Levin’s Latest, Gwendolyn Kiste’s Next Novel, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Allegra Hyde, thoughts on Adam Levin’s new novel, and more.
Morning Bites: Laura van den Berg’s Latest, Natasha Trethewey, Raven Leilani’s Recommendation, Adam Levin, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on Laura van den Berg’s new novel, thoughts on fiction from Raven Leilani, and more.
In our afternoon reading: nonfiction by Lee Durkee, a playlist from Adam Levin, and more.
Musicians have been a presence in fiction for years, and are unlikely to depart its pages any time soon. Whether exploring the privileged life of a rock star or focusing on the gritty reality of a struggling drummer or guitarist, men and women making music exert an undeniable pull on the imagination of writers.
Maura Johnston chats with Greg Dulli, of the recently-reunited Afghan Whigs. Fred Armisen on John Waters. Jeff Chang on the life and legacy of the late Chuck Brown. A new essay from J.E. Reich on Thought Catalog. Adam Levin, interviewed on KCRW. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
Hot Pink by Adam Levin McSweeney’s; 256 p. Adam Levin’s mammoth The Instructions was memorable not only for its size but for the number of levels on which it worked. Most notably, it evoked over its thousand-plus pages a complex series of conflicts relating to relationships, families, faith, and education, while also incorporating multiple (sometimes unreliable) narrators, textual experimentation, and metafictional riffs on the dilemma of translation. Did I mention that it’s also a deeply readable story, an unlikely […]
We’ve been waiting for tonight for a long time. Adam Levin, Adam Wilson and Karolina Waclawiak at PowerHouse Arena at 7PM tonight. Free beer and ballons provided by Uncle Dave Eggers and his merry band of McSweeney’s people. Got a question you think Jason Diamond should ask during our live Q&A? Let us know either via comment or Twitter using the hashtag #AdamLevinQuestions and also RSVP at Facebook. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr