Alexander Chee on Penelope Fitzgerald, writers on revisiting their own work, notes on Stevie Wonder at MSG, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Hilton Als Interviewed, Kathleen Hanna’s Zine, Jerry Stahl, Malkmus Ice Cream, and More
This afternoon: Interviews with Hilton Als and Jerry Stahl, Stephen Malkmus gets an ice cream flavor, a look at a Kathleen Hanna-penned zine, and more.
Morning Bites: Albert Camus at 100, Talking Vollmann, Bechdel Ratings, Stanley Crouch Interviewed, and More
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Albert Camus’s birth, Bechdel Test-based film ratings, a look at the works of William T. Vollmann, writing advice from Roxane Gay, and more.
Kim Gordon talks with Jessica Hopper, Jeff Jackson discusses his new novel, Lorin Stein on John O’Hara, new music from Jesu, and more.
In our continuing unification of the sporting life with that of the bookish, bespectacled square, we bring you our initial foray into the wide world of hockey. Anglo-Norman facial features of the ruggedly handsome were interchangeable between some of the NHL’s all-time greats and some of the most smarty-pants of intellectuals that 1960s France had to offer. Do you think you have what it takes to tell who’s who simply from out of context photos of questionable origin? Play along, […]
Scott Rudin bought the rights to Jeffrey Eugenides’ bestselling novel The Marriage Plot. Remember back in the day (3 weeks ago) when HBO was buying every book that ever came out? Albert Camus: almost a Jew. Giancarlo DiTrapano (New York Tyrant) is interviewed at Dark Sky Magazine. Writer and organizer of literary events in Hudson, NY, Chloe Caldwell, is interviewed by Electric Literature. Jonathan Lethem’s book of essays, The Ecstasy of Influence, is reviewed. Lethem is visiting the People’s Library at Occupy […]
Morning Bites: Junot Díaz’s next steps, Mailer’s apartment, the “violent left,” Emily Gould on having a side business, and more
Animating Albert Camus. “Even if you’re a big fan of capitalism, you’ll at least concede that its greatest strength is probably not its capacity to reward artistic virtue fairly.” – Emily Gould on writers and other artists branching out, and trying to find other avenues to make money. More Jonathan Franzen essays on the way. Junot Díaz gives some insight as to what his next novel will be about. They’re having quite the hard time selling Norman Mailer’s Brooklyn Heights […]
Did the KGB kill Albert Camus? Did major labels try to bribe Bob Pollard with fried rice? Will Poe’s Baltimore abode fold? So many questions!!!