William F. Buckley died on this day in 2008. Posting about him is no way to excuse the fact that he was a Joseph McCarthy apologist, that he held bigoted views against homosexuals that would make Rick Santorum blush with delight, was one of the key players in getting Ronald Reagan elected, and a myriad of other inexcusable views and statements.
Afternoon news for February 17, 2012 — including Christopher Hitchens, Rebecca Gates, David Ohle, and more.
“If books become mere art objects, do e-books become conceptual art? ” Joshua Cohen writes about taking copies of Triple Canopy to Germany. Warren Ellis shares his thoughts on Christopher Hitchens’s Arguably. Paul Di Fillippo reviews Ryan Boudinot’s Blueprints of the Afterlife. Spencer Ackerman pays tribute to the late Lookout! Records. New Yorkers: Nerd Jeopardy’s happening on Wednesday. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, and our Tumblr. Got tips for Bites? Info@Vol1brooklyn.com
Morning Bites: Joan of Arc’s birthday, Kate Christensen’s pork dumplings, Björk in New York, Hitchens’ last, and more
Syd Barrett, Carl Sandburg, and Joan of Arc were all born on this day. Kate Christensen’s recipe for pork dumplings with scallion-ginger sauce. Vanity Fair runs Christopher Hitchens’ final column, “Charles Dickens Inner Child.” New fiction by J.E. Reich up at fwriction. (Then check out Reich’s Sunda Story.) Björk is going to be hanging out in New York quite a bit. 3 words: Ancient British porn. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, and our Tumblr. Got tips for Bites? Info@Vol1brooklyn.com
Posted by Jason Diamond I’m willing to guess that if Hitchens was wrong about the not believing in God stuff, the last thing he wants to see is a drink you placed outside of his apartment to commemorate his passing. (Via Imgur) Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, and our Tumblr.
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: Downton Abbey, Colin Meloy on NPR, Hitchens on Didion, St. Marks in the NYT, post-Borders, and more
Just what makes Downton Abbey the most popular costume drama in years? Colin Meloy of The Decemberists/writer of The Wildwood Chronicles, Book 1, was on this week’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! Do you have what it takes to be the managing editor of Rookiemag.com? Tavi Gevinson is looking for a managing editor, and it could possibly be the funnest job ever. Christopher Hitchens on Joan Didion’s new book, Blue Nights, at Vanity Fair. Sylvia Plath is getting her very own […]
Mr. California, Jonathan Lethem, gives us an excerpt from his upcoming book about the movie, They Live. Christopher Hitchens, Jonathan Franzen, and Patti Smith are among the finalists for the 2010 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes. Jami Attenberg talks to Wesley Stace. William Blake’s grave will be protected. James Franco’s banned Oscar song. Uzbekistan finally catches on to our Western devil music.