Afternoon Bites: Alison Bechdel Interviewed, Top Metal Albums, Nick Flynn, and More

“That’s what I love about writing memoir, dealing with actual lives and things that really happened as opposed to making stuff up. You have this constraint you’re always pushing up against: what really happened. You can’t add stuff to make a nicer story.” Alison Bechdel talked to the Comics Reporter. Publishing Genius is offering subscriptions for 2013. “As in 1890, the real musical action these days is taking place at home. And the laptop camera is the new parlor room […]

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Afternoon Bites: “About Cherry” In NYC, Vintage Contemporaries, Mat Johnson Interviews Victor LaValle, and More

Junot Díaz is profiled by Michele Filgate for Capital New York, and in the process says some deeply insightful things about perceptions of genre. Everything you’ve wanted to know about Vintage Contemporaries… Former roommates Mat Johnson and Victor LaValle chatted for Bookforum. A musical adaptation of Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home is in the works. Stephen Elliott’s film About Cherry opens in New York on September 21st. Dan Ruccia on the reissue of Don Cherry’s Organic Music Society. (So that we’re clear, that’s […]

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Afternoon Bites: “Fifty Shames of Earl Grey,” Margaret Atwood Interviewed, “The Twilight Zone” Revisited, And More

Jacob Silverman chats with Margaret Atwood for Capital New York. Matt Zoller Seitz makes the case for the quality of the 1980s edition of The Twilight Zone. Andrew Shaffer talks to the Times about his Fifty Shades of Grey parody. Hey, it’s Seth Fried making an online appearance in The New Yorker. Maud Newton chats with Alison Bechdel. The comics of Stephen Collins forecast strange advances in e-reader technology. Leonard Cohen will be playing Brooklyn! In, er, late December. Follow Vol. 1 […]

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