Rob Delaney goes on Ayn Rand’s talk show to discuss his upcoming standup dates. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
Ron Hogan wants you to read The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore by Benjamin Hale. This is what an Ayn Rand dating site would look like. Mailer vs. Vidal, Hemingway vs. everybody who bothered him when he was drunk, and other good literary fights. A video of Denis Johnson reading. Don’t worry everybody: Huffington Post will not turn AOL leftist. So all of you people who were thinking that would be the case, please rest a little bit easier.
Ayn Rand received Social Security and Medicare payments under a false name. Rand “despised government interference and felt that people should and could live independently… She didn’t feel that an individual should take help.” Kafka gets a makeover. A Stranger On The Planet By Adam Schwartz, is being hailed at the “first great Jewish novel of 2011.” J.D. Salinger was a real human being, just like you and me. Nick Kroll talks to A.V. Club.
The more I’m told that Rand Paul isn’t named after Ayn Rand, the less I’m inclined to believe it. Also, this: Friends of the family describe a traditional household with early American décor and the frequent aroma of Mrs. Paul’s chocolate chip cookies, if not fish sticks. They have lived since July 4, 1968, in the same middle-class enclave of Lake Jackson, where the streets are named for trees, flowers and fauna (the Pauls live on Blossom). They owned a […]
There are two Facebook groups that I’m 100% behind: 1. Plugging the Gulf oil leak with the works of Ayn Rand. 2. Petition to have Varg Vikernes burn down Westboro Baptist Church.
Bites: Ayn Rand Dominates and is “Influential”, Paris Review Conversation, Finding Edward Gorey, and More.
This terrifying picture is from the GQ piece on Ayn Rand called “The Bitch is Back“. If you like Ayn Rand, enjoy reading about “2009’s most influential author”. Otherwise, if you are like me, continue shielding your eyes. Lit. L Magazine wonders who will take the helm at the Paris Review with Philip Gourevitch leaving? One of the names tossed around in the comments of the L Mag. conversation for a possible new Paris Review editor is Geoff Dyer. Oh, […]
Bites: Klosterman Needs to Pick a Train, Pamuk’s Museum, Blah Blah Ayn Rand, Girls in Trouble, High Places Get Spooky, and more.
I think by saying he is the “Buddha of New York’s L-train set“, Taylor Antrim of The Daily Beast is saying that Chuck Klosterman is big with “the hipsters”. However, I gotta say, I find Klosterman to be more of a F-train kinda guy — big with “the freelancers” and “hipster parents“. That’s just me of course, and I’m usually wrong. Lit. Orhan Pamuk has a museum. What do you have? The UK name their first laureate for storytelling. His […]
Weekend Bites, The Frightening Edition: Keats Misdiagnosed?, the Penis as Literary Device, ScarJo to Rape Arthur Miller’s Work, Truths in Ghostbusters, and Why M&M’s Might As Well Be Crack
Happy Halloween! In honor of the spooky holiday, Vol.1 has collected some particularly frightening Bites, ranging from the traditionally fun-filled, the absolutely outraging, and the sadly serious. Lit. Did medical malpractice lead to the death of John Keats, leaving the poet starving and anguished? Wait, isn’t that what poets are definitively? After losing his own book deal, South Carolina governor Mark Sanford praises Ayn Rand. In a review of Alistair Morgan’s Sleeper’s Wake, The Rumpus expostulates on the penis as […]