In our afternoon reading: interviews with Art Spiegelman and Tessa Hadley, thoughts on Sarah Hall’s new novel, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Art Spiegelman’s Trading Cards, Joe Strummer’s Screening, Bill Fox’s Playlist, And More
“If you are good, and patient, you will eventually have a career. This is a categorical truth. Being a novelist and being a Hollywood screenwriter are both, statistically speaking, spectacularly unlikely, and yet half the contacts in my phone are either one or the other.” Alina Simone chats with Brian McGreevy at The Rumpus. (We reviewed his novel Hemlock Grove in March.) Art Spiegelman discusses his role in the creation of Garbage Pail Kids trading cards. Bill Fox talks about his current […]
A weekly appreciation for the art of the review.
Emily Gould’s indie bookstore/bookclub/pretty awesome idea, Emily Books, is up and running. Judging lit mags by their names. The trailer for Art Spiegelman’s MetaMaus. CNN talks to Chuck Klosterman. The always great Around the Mall blog continues their reports on exhibits from around the Smithsonian on artifacts from the Civil War. This time around they tackle The Washington Eight. Who needs Radiohead when you can get Jeff Mangum to play Occupy Wall Street?
The first post-Irene bites includes an excerpt, the Wild Flag album, John Locke’s birthday, some tennis stuff, and much more.