In our afternoon reading: delving into the history of the Replacements, interviews with Rachel Cantor and Camille Perri, and more.
Rick Moody talks about The Feelies at The Rumpus. Little known fact: sometime in the Middle Ages, a blind prophet said that in 2011, the redesigning of cheap IKEA bookshelves would signal the end of books. Dan Sinker (@MayorEmanuel, Punk Planet) does Twitter fiction for Huffington Post Books. The Paris Review talks to Ishmael Reed about Juice!, his first novel in over fifteen years (on the always wonderful Dalkey Archives). Going to Germany to buy books. The Reagan and Nixon […]
Six-Word Memoirs, meet the Gigantic Quotes Twitter Project. Play nice. If Harry Potter tells that old joke about two Jews rubbing a penny together, and Harry Potter is Jewish, does that make him an anti-Semite? The Millions teaches me that there is a genre called “mom books”. So this is what Dan Sinker – founder of Punk Planet – is up to. Chuck Palahniuk relates to Nick Carraway in The Great Gatsby, and is afraid of being buried alive according […]