How Chicago celebrated Studs Terkel’s 100th birthday yesterday. The cover for Dave Eggers’ A Hologram for the King. Five miniatures from Miles Klee. Old issues of Life magazine show that things do go full circle. The father of go-go has passed. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
At Largehearted Boy, Steve Erickson provides a playlist for his latest novel, These Dreams of You. Carolyn Kellogg has an evenhanded look at the recent and unsettling news about the subject of Dave Eggers’ Zeitoun. Tobi Vail on The Who’s Quadrophenia, touring with Beat Happening, and more. Laura Hudson talks to the former members of Pizza Island about their current projects; this includes the welcome news that Julia Wertz has a new book coming out later this year. The secret […]
Posted by Jason Diamond There is a slight chance that if you subscribe to The Thing long enough, you will be able to furnish your entire abode with their issues. In the past, the periodical has put out a Starlee Kine cutting board, coffee mugs by an experimental geographer, and Jonathan Lethem glasses with case. They’re basically a couch and a knife set away from being more prominent in your apartment than IKEA. Now you have an opportunity to spend every day cleansing yourself […]
Morning Bites: Writers for Occupy Oakland, Edith Wharton, Bosworth’s e-chap, Weather Underground, Chip Kidd,
Dave Eggers, Michael Pollan, and other writers denounce the City of Oakland’s response to the Occupy protests. Professor Edith Wharton teaches class at HTML Giant. Mel Bosworth and Christy Crutchfield have a new e-chapbook out on Deckfight called The Five Lost Senses of Carl. Chip Kidd is going to write a Batman graphic novel. Gary Shteyngart talks to The Atlantic. So on that movie Anonymous about William Shakespeare… A 1976 documentary on the Weather Underground. Women from the 1930s dressed like mythological […]
“for the first four albums, you couldn’t understand much of what Michael Stipe was saying.” – Dave Eggers discusses the iconic (and now broken up) R.E.M. at Salon. Dean Wareham, Mac McCaughan of Superchunk, and Bob Mould also share their thoughts.
Maira Kalman, Dave Eggers, David Byrne, and Alice Waters team up with Levi’s to design t-shirts with proceeds going to The Edible Schoolyard. Jews try and forgive H.P. Lovecraft for being an anti-Semite. Edward Champion talks to Dana Spiotta at McNally Jackson. The American Folk Art Museum tries to figure out how to keep going. (We sure hope it does.) Some interesting folks acting in an upcoming Jeff Buckley biopic.
Today we’ve got National Lampoon helping us figure out who we are, Tao Lin hooking up with Bill Clegg, Jens Lekman finally giving us some music, and more.
Today: writers tell the Daily Beast their favorite summer reads, Kurt Vonnegut is banned in a Missouri school, Andrew Bird covers “It’s Not Easy Being Green,” and a bunch more.