In our afternoon reading: revisiting novels by Charlotte Brontë and Jean Rhys, checking in with Lush, thoughts on Steve Toutonghi’s new novel, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Brontë in Miniature, Lonnie Holley’s Art and Music, Will Oldham’s Beer Songs, Bowie Collaborations, and More
“Perhaps best known as a visual artist, Holley began his artistic endeavors in the late ‘70s as a sculptor, carving two gravestones from scavenged foundry stone for his young nieces who had recently died in a house fire. He branched out into painting and found-material collage, using discarded scrap metal, wire, wood, and whatever else he was able to haul. A creative polymath, Holley released Just Before Music in November 2012 on Dust-to-Digital, his first recorded work to see the light […]
Morning Bites: Christopher Hitchens, Bronte bidding wars, Man Ray’s datebooks, Pitchfork’s faves of 2011, and more
“May his 62 years of living, well, so livingly console the many of us who will miss him dearly.” – Vanity Fair’s tribute to the late Christopher Hitchens. Dashiell Bennett at The Atlantic also pays tribute to Hitchens. The Charlotte Bronte bidding wars. At The Rumpus: Peter Orner on the stories of Isaac Babel. Man Ray’s datebooks. Pitchfork names its top 50 albums of the year. And #1 is… The folks at Capital New York round up everything that makes them happy this week. […]
Morning Bites: Charlotte Brontë Lady, Miranda July’s Craigslist stuff, Stalin’s Daughter, Lydia Lunch, and more
Our new hero is this lady who lives her life dressed like Charlotte Brontë. Do you want to buy stuff Miranda July bought off Craigslist? Lydia Lunch meets Dominique Strauss Kahn in a purely fictional way at 3: AM Magazine. Julie Klausner talks about the most Jewish episodes of her How Was Your Week? podcast. Barack Obama: fan of indie bookstores. Joseph Stalin’s daughter passed away at the age of 85. Scott Walker is doing a bang up job in Wisconsin. (No […]
Posted by Jason Diamond There will be a bidding war over a manuscript written by 14-year-old Charlotte Brontë in London on December 15th. The article originally appeared in an indie lit. journal, and is “a tale of murder and madness set in the imaginary world of Glass Town.” Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, and our Tumblr.
Posted by Jason Diamond While Mikki Halpin readies the first issue of what I’m going to have to guess is the best Jane Eyre fanzine ever, “Eyresses,” she decided to throw a few events to coincide with the release of the latest adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s famous novel. The parties are taking place March 11th (WORD in Brooklyn) and 14th (Housing Works) and feature under about a dozen people paying homage to one of literature’s most famous heroines. (Check out […]
Bites: So Many Wild Things, Gigantic Interviewed, Mr. Rochester is Dreamy, Nobels for the Small Press, 1989, Dirty Projectors at NYer Fest, and more
Wild Things: It’s Released! Did you know?? Pitchfork interviews Spike Jonze. We’ve All Been Wondering Lately about “What Makes a Children’s Classic.”(NYT Arts Beat) Ohmahgawd–Wild Things, Wild Things, Wild Things. Lit. This essay on the importance of the humanities is outstanding.(Harper’s) Gigantic is interviewed by Fictionaut. “But, reader, I loved him.” On Charlotte Brontë’s Mr. Rochester as the most romantic character in literature. Oh, yes. Reading!: the demand of literature From last week, The Millions on Lit’s Nobel Prize and […]