In our afternoon reading: new writing from Zadie Smith and Robert Lopez, an interview with Naomi Jackson, and much more.
Morning Bites: Televised Charlie Kaufman, Alexander Chee on Portland (Maine), Maile Meloy on Salinger, and More
If you’re making a trip to New England this summer, might we suggest Alexander Chee’s guide to Portland, Maine? Or perhaps Ploughshares‘s guide to literary Portsmouth. Bryan Charles remembers the excellent indie rock band Silkworm. Nico Muhly on writing for ballet. Maile Meloy on J.D. Salinger’s Nine Stories. Jeanne Fury interviews Beth Ditto of The Gossip. A Charlie Kaufman/Catherine Keener HBO series? No argument here. Details have emerged about Tao Lin’s third novel. Also: LEGO hardcore show. Follow Vol. 1 […]
Bites: Willy Loman Gets Some Respect, Gladwell Writes a Letter, Chomsky’s Eye, Beth Ditto as a Hero, Oprah Fucks Over the Book Industry, and More
“He’s not the finest character that ever lived. But he’s a human being”. Actually Linda Loman, I think in regards to your husband, it’s the other way around. According to this list, your husband Willy stands alongside The Wandering Jew, Betty Boop, and Shylock as the 100 most influential people who never lived. Lit. Gore Vidal rips William F. Buckley. No response from Buckley, because he’s dead. Leo Tolstoy is also dead. Today is the anniversary of him dying. Malcolm […]