In our afternoon reading: discussing Garielle Lutz’s writings, a mixtape from Matthew Specktor, and more.
Morning Bites: Revisiting “The Natural,” Kate Zambreno Interviewed, Jeff Jackson, Literary Orson Welles, and More
Thoughts on Bernard Malamud, interviews with Kate Zambreno and Jeff Jackson, Orson Welles’s literary forays, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Roxane Gay & Leslie Jamison, Hemon on Malamud, Akhil Sharma, “Diamond Dogs” Essays, Morbid Anatomy Museum, and More
Roxane Gay and Leslie Jamison discussed essays, Aleksandar Hemon on Bernard Malamud, Akhil Sharma on his literary inspirations, and more.
Weekend Bites: Bernard Malamud’s Best Work, Jennifer Gilmore, James Turrell Profiled, Bob Mould on Phoenix, and More
Bernard Malamud would have been 99 this weekend. Tablet‘s Adam Chandler took a straw poll to learn what is considered to be his best work. Lauren Elkin on why Anne Boelyn continues to obsess us. Jennifer Gilmore: interviewed at The Paris Review. Bryan Waterman reviewed Richard Hell’s memoir, I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp. Harper’s Bazaar interviewed James Turrell about his life and work. Bob Mould on Phoenix. Linda Besner on the ethics of publishing posthumous work. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn […]
Bernard Malamud’s Shooter Inspiration is Dead
A real life inspiration behind Bernard Malamud’s novel (and total meh movie), The Natural, has passed away at the age of 83. You might not be too familiar with Ruth Ann Steinhagen, but she’s the lady behind the minor character of Harriet Bird, who plays a major part in the story of Roy Hobbes: