Good afternoon. My fellow countrymen, members of the impotent press, and assorted farm cattle abandoned at this press conference: I have something important to tell y’all, and I’m pretty nervous, so I’m just gonna say this, because I love you guys, just as I love everyone obeying my laws.
Indexing: Election Fiction and Nonfiction, Watching Antonioni, Inside Marvel Comics, Books Trapped in the Closet, Grace Paley, and More
A roundup of things consumed by our contributors.
In honor of Valentine’s Day, Vol. 1 today presents a special Monday edition of Indexing, in which our editors talk about their favorite examples of literary love, sex, and romances doomed and enduring from a variety of great books. Tobias Carroll Coming of age, I took many a life lesson from the books, music, and movies around me — everything from punk records to Martin Scorsese’s adaptation of The Age of Innocence. More recently, I’ve learned that most of these […]
Bites: Ames and Haspiel Have a Talk, N+1 on Avatar, the Sucking of the Last Decade, Blue Moons, and More
Jonathan Ames and buddy Dean Haspiel have a conversation. At N+1, Caleb Crain comes right out and says Avatar gave him a “four-hour headache” in the first sentence. Fictionaut talks to Nicki Pombier Berger from Underwater New York. Slate takes a look at A Separate Peace at 50 years old. 3:AM Magazine talked to quite a few folks in 2009. The Millions calls Christopher Isherwood’s The Berlin Stories, “a book for years end”. Dangerous Minds sums up why the last […]