Afternoon Bites: Gabriel Blackwell’s “Parasitic Works,” Chatting With Michelle Tea, Microphones Vinyl Reissues, and More

“I try to create parasitic works, building on others’ creations—not just acknowledging the reader’s life outside of the book but (so I hope) pointing in fruitful directions for his or her distraction.” Gabriel Blackwell talked with The Lit Pub about his books Shadow Man and Critique of Pure Reason. Novelists on their first drafts. “And I loved spooky books about witches, or where a girl’s house is haunted by antique dead twins trying to inhabit their bodies. Shit like that was my jam. […]

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Morning Bites: Return to “Hemlock Grove,” Jon Cotner’s Recipes, the Morrison/Moore Feud, and More

The Grant Morrison/Alan Moore feud is rapidly becoming the stuff of legend. The New Yorker officially launched Double Take, a blog dedicated to unearthing treasures from the magazine’s archives. If these picks from the staff are any indication, we welcome the addition to our RSS feed. (As an aside: John McPhee’s articles always have the best keywords.) Jon Cotner talked family recipes. Emerging Writers Network on the latest issue of New York Tyrant. The first images have surfaced from Eli […]

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Afternoon Bites: Authors on Film, Dennis Lim at Vienalle, Charles Portis, and More

Glen David Gold  on Charles Portis and Flannery O’Connor. That time 43 authors showed up at a Park Slope coffee shop at 6 a.m.… Amber Sparks on Michael Kimball’s Big Ray. This weekend’s Moby-Dick marathon reading: recapped. There’s a new issue of Shabby Doll House. Alan Moore and TV On the Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe teamed up. Dennis Lim covered the Vienalle film festival for Artforum. McSweeney’s and the Flaming Lips are teaming up. Warren Ellis on Colm Toibin’s The Testament of Mary. John Calvert on Swans […]

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Afternoon Bites: Edward Albee, Banned Books Week, Revisiting “The Disintegration Loops,” and More

At Dusted, Marc Medwin looks at the new edition of William Basinski’s The Disintegration Loops. Edward Albee talks with Jesse Green for New York. Dustin Kurtz takes us through Banned Books Week. Warren Ellis on politics and blasphemy. The Los Angeles Review of Books: now with 100% more Supreme Court Justice interviews. Design Observer has announced the winners of the 50 Books / 50 Covers competition. Tim Callahan revisits Alan Moore’s Promethea. Maura Johnston looks at Miguel’s Kaleidoscope Dream. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google […]

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