Afternoon Bites: The LA Art Book Fair, Ginsberg’s Collaborators, Whiskey Art, NYRB’s 50th, and More

Dipatches from the LA Art Book Fair. Douglas Wolk rounds up bands influenced by My Bloody Valentine over the years, from Sugar to Catherine Wheel to New Jersey’s own All Natural Lemon & Lime Flavors. Michelle Dean reports from Tuesday’s NYRB party. In Chicago, you can take in art inspired by whiskey. Maura Johnston explains why we can’t leave the 90s behind. The Outlet takes a look at Allen Ginsberg’s musical side. Art F City reports from the Outsider Art […]

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Afternoon Bites: Elena Ferrante’s Fiction, Infest Reunion, WORD in Jersey City, and More

James Wood on the fiction of Elena Ferrante. This year’s National Book Critics Circle award finalists have been announced. Allen Ginsburg’s annotated photos of the Beats? That is an exhibit we will see, yes. Details have emerged on WORD’s Jersey City location. Can Vol.1 Jersey City be far behind? Dave Zirin on Stephen Amidon’s Something Like the Gods at Bookforum. Hey, Infest reunited in California last night. Jess Stoner: interviewed at The Collagist. Details have emerged on the next album from Miami’s Jacuzzi […]

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Morning Bites: Sketchy Literary Characters, The Chicagoan Returns, Dog Name Or Ginsberg Line, Good Comebacks, And More

  Joyland’s co-founder, Brian Joseph Davis, draws police sketches of some of the most famous characters in literature.  Oddly enough, the least creepy one is the murderous Misfit from Flannery O’Connor’s “A Good Man Is Hard To Find.” Preview Adam Levin’s Hot Pink over at the McSweeney’s site.  It will get you set for when we host Levin at PowerHouse Arena on April 4th. J.C. Gabel, the man behind the great magazine Stop Smiling, is now spearheading the resurrection of The Chicagoan. […]

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Weekend Bites: Allen Ginsberg/Arthur Russell Record, Thomas Guinzberg, Joshua Cohen on Tao Lin,Todd Levin, and More

Arthur Russell recordings from 1977, featuring Allen Ginsberg, have been unearthed and will be released on Press Pop Gallery in October. At L Magazine: Thomas Guinzberg, 1926-2010 At Bookforum: Joshua Cohen reviews Tao Lin’s Richard Yates. At Splitsider: Todd Levin talks about his new book, Our Bodies, Our Junk. At MobyLives: The dudes putting on Brooklyn Book Festival. At Jacket Copy: George W. Bush AND Sarah Palin both have books coming out this Fall.  Are you as excited as we […]

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