Morning Bites: Emma Straub Vogues, The Master in Chicago, Leigh Stein Jamming Out, Anthony Bourdain Touring and More

Happy birthday to Mr. Bukowski. Emma Straub has a story in the September issue of Vogue. Leigh Stein had Book Notes up at Largehearted Boy. Amos Oz gets reissues and Adam Kirsch reviews it. Anthony Bourdain hits the road. How do we protect user rights and information on Facebook?  How about nationalizing the popular social networking site? New trailer for The Master is up, and there’s a surprise screening tomorrow in Chicago. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.

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Morning Bites: Biggie and Bukowski, Melissa Broder, New Role For The 1%, NBCC Winners, and More

Ornette Coleman was born on this day in 1930. Charles Bukowski and Biggie Smalls died on this day. Geoff Dyer, Edith Pearlman, and the rest of the NBCC winners. Melissa Broder talks to Mark Asch at L Magazine. The New Republic is purchased by Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes. A film adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s Wild is in the works. “They have the power and the money, they own our government, and they won’t go down without taking everyone and everything else […]

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Bites: D.I.Y. crackdown, poor rich Sherlock, Bukowski’s demands, Sasha Frere-Jones’ Best of Best of lists, and more

The work of Croatian designer Mihajlo Arsovski at Imprint. Sasha Frere-Jones rounds up his favorite Best Of lists. Rosie Schaap has the remedy to help you shake off the shackles of your Jan. 1st hangover. The guy who plays Sherlock Holmes on the BBC really has it hard being a rich guy. The Portland Mercury‘s list of the best local books of 2011 includes a number of books we also enjoyed over here, and still more that we’re hoping t0 read […]

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Bites: Google Mapping Plimpton, Last of the Yiddish Poets, Helping a Fug, Bukowski Poems, and More

I’m just going to go ahead and steal The Book Bench description of this because there isn’t a better way to describe it. “An essay about George Plimpton written on…Google Maps.” Lou Reed, Sonic Youth, Philip Glass, and others, played a benefit for Tuli Kupferberg of The Fugs. Yiddish poet, Abraham Sutzkever has passed away. 3 Bukowski poems. Impose on Michael Gira of Swans, Angels of Light, etc. Everything you need to know to get into Wordsworth. This is the […]

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Bites: The perfect H.P. Lovecraft gift, bad panels, Bukowski’s computer, Todd Barry, Thurston Moore, and more.

If you really want to know what I want for Hannukah, go over to Propnomicon and pick me up some gear from Miskatonic University.  Because nothing says Jewish holiday like H.P. Lovecraft.  (Thanks Jacket Copy) Lit. Maybe the worst name for a literary festival panel: “What book would you like to snuggle under covers with, and why?” Alice in Wonderland in the nude. (Thanks Boing Boing) Sooo, the 50 Cent “Self-help book”, The 50th Law, will quote “Malcolm X, Miles […]

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