The world is a little less great because David Rakoff has passed away. Edward Champion shares his thoughts. We’d also suggest reading Rakoff’s wonderful story about moving to New York, listening to any of the This American Life episodes he was featured on, listening to his conversation with Julie Klausner on How Was Your Week, and reading anything else of his you can get your hands on. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
Marcel the Shell gets a book deal, and Jezebel talks to Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer-Camp about it. “Challenged once by a friend to name a single immortal literary character from postwar fiction — someone to rival Sherlock Holmes or Madame Bovary in terms of bleed-through to popular consciousness — I blurted out “Norman Mailer!” ” – Jonathan Lethem hearts Norman Mailer. David Rakoff wins the Thurber Prize for American Humor for his hilarious essay collection Half Empty. Retracing Hunter […]
No, seriously. Rachel Shukert wrote a play and Rakoff is God. From a wide-eyed freshman at Columbia to being God. David Rakoff, you’ve arrived.