In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Mohamed Mbougar Sarr’s new novel, Ilana Masad on craft books, and more.
In our morning reading: exploring the work of Halldor Laxness, an excerpt from Nghi Vo’s new novel, and more.
Morning Bites: Michael J. Seidlinger, Fernando Sdrigotti’s Recommendations, Oxford Collapse, “Michael Kohlhaas” Revisited, and More
In our morning reading: reviews of books by Michael J. Seidlinger and Heinrich von Kleist, short story recommendations, and more.
Morning Bites: David Burr Gerrard Fiction, Rich Cohen, Ben Loory Interviewed, Deanne Stillman, and More
In our morning reading: new writing from David Burr Gerrard, interviews with Ben Loory and Deanne Stillman, and more.
Posted by Jason Diamond Truman Streckfus Persons was born on this day in 1924 in New Orleans. Here is some of the video evidence we could find on the existence of his life.
Tonight at the Brooklyn Museum’s annual Brooklyn Ball, food artist/caterer Jennifer Rubell presents “Icons,” a “once-in-a-lifetime, participatory food journey through the Brooklyn Museum as inspired by some of the greatest icons of contemporary art.” A hybrid of “participatory performance art, happening, and dinner gala,” the event will feature interactive-food installations including suspended human head-shaped cheese sculptures surrounded by heat bulbs (causing them to drip onto a pedestal of crackers below), a main course that features rabbits, pigs, turkeys and legs […]
Passover Bites: Franzen’s Cover, Warhol’s Pals, Cheever’s Story, Atwood’s Addiction, Kerman’s Excerpt, Neil Young on Skype, and More
Jonathan Franzen has a new novel coming out and The Millions show us the cover. The New Republic posted a John Cheever story from 1936. Margaret Atwood might need a Twitter intervention. Levi Asher on Reality Hunger. An excerpt from Piper Kerman’s book, Orange is the New Black. Andy Warhol had a lot of friends that he took pictures of. Neil Young, Jonathan Demme, and Skype. Titus Andronicus and rock from New Jersey. Bluto, Otter, D-Day, Boehner, Cantor, Brown, and […]
Bites: Buster Keaton, Warhol’s Blue-Collar Roots, Grrrl’s From the 90’s, Brooklyn’s Poet Laureate, and More
New York Review of Books talks Buster Keaton. Deep down, Andy Warhol was just a blue-collar eccentric. Remember N + 1 talking about the “neuronovel”? Here’s co-founder Marco Roth talking about his essay on the subject on Aussie radio. Photos of Russian explorers at the North Pole in the 50’s and 60’s. The Breeders, Kim Gordon, Bikini Kill, and other essential female artists of the 90’s. Tina Chang: Brooklyn’s poet laureate.