Roxane Gay on a new biography of Richard Pryor; Ralph Fiennes talks Charles Dickens; new music from Dum Dum Girls; and more.
The best thing we’ve seen all day has to be this video from BBC’s Horrible Histories that features Charles Dickens telling his story via a Smiths song. (Via Dangerous Minds) Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google +, our Tumblr, and sign up for our mailing list.
Have you submitted to L Magazine’s Literary Upstart competition? You’ve got till May 28th. That time Henry James took down Charles Dickens. The most famous Jewish poet in India. Neil Gaiman posts the raw copy of his interview with Stephen King. Speaking of Stephen King: The guy just wants to be taxed! Eric Copeland (of Black Dice) has a new solo album coming out. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
Morning Bites: 21st Century Tom Sawyer, Collier’s Magazine, Old Dickens, Sourdough Science, Truman’s House, And More
From the people who brought you Rise of the Planet of the Apes: Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer a 21st century makeover. Speaking of books on film: The oldest known Dickens adaptation. Something we’ve always wanted to write: Grand Theft Auto meets Truman Capote. Capital New York hangs out at the Slaughterhouse 90210 party. Collier’s Magazine is back. Venice is still sinking. The science of sourdough. The life and times of a soccer referee. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
The Week In Reviews: Jay-Z at Carnegie Hall, the journalism of Charles Dickens, Edward St Aubyn’s prose, and more
A weekly appreciation for the art of the review.
Morning Bites: Rachel Maddow’s Steinbeck Award, Dickens’ Google Doodle, Adam Wilson’s playlist, and more
In the news today: Rachel Maddow gets a Steinbeck, Dickens gets some birthday cake and a Google Doodle, Adam Wilson talks music, and much more.
Today’s news includes books for really rich people, Amy Klein talking to The Awl, Billy Reid’s playlist, and a bunch more.
Posted by Jason Diamond Maybe it’s because I’m a Jew, but two things I think need to halt immediately are putting up Christmas lights and/or talking about A Christmas Carol before Thanksgiving. I know I’m going to get e-mails from angry fans of Chazzy Dickens, but I’m sorry, I just needed to get this off my chest. No disrespect, Chazzy was a tight bro, but I just had to put it out there.