In our afternoon reading: notes on Louisville punk flyers, Jeff VanderMeer and Vernon Reid in conversation, a review of Natalie Eilbert’s new book, where Stephen King and Don DeLillo overlap, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Revisiting DeLillo’s “End Zone,” New Ronna Wineberg Writing, Wendy C. Ortiz, and More
In our afternoon reading: a look at Don DeLillo’s novel of football, an interview with Edward Hirsch, thoughts on Wendy C. Ortiz’s memoir, new writing from Ronna Wineberg, and more.
This afternoon, we’re revisiting Fugazi’s 13 Songs, reading up on Lena Dunham’s appearance at BAM, checking out an excerpt from Sarah McCarry’s next novel, reading a review of Howard Jacobson’s new book, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Kim Gordon’s Touring, New Scott McClanahan, Maria Bamford, Dennis Cooper Interviewed, and More
The Feelies at Maxwell’s, Dennis Cooper discusses his new book of poetry and his theater work, Maria Bamford gets a Wired profile, Don DeLillo’s hockey novel, new writing from Scott McClanahan, and more.
Morning Bites: Cronenberg’s DeLillo, Publication Studio, Jesmyn Ward, Letters to Don Draper, and More
When David Cronenberg met Don DeLillo: Death and Taxes looks at the trailer for Cosmopolis. Plans tonight? Go to Printed Matter (195 10th Avenue, NY, NY, 10011) to see Diana Balmori in conversation with Publication Studio co-founder Matthew Stadler. The event is free and open to the public. Jesmyn Ward talks to Jacket Copy. “Like any long project, writing a book has ups and downs. Sometimes the words would flow easily, some days it was a real struggle.” – Rob […]
When David Cronenberg turned William Burroughs’s masterwork Naked Lunch into a somewhat linear, entertaining narrative, literary fans everywhere were pleasantly, if not resentfully surprised. Cronenberg, in doing so, proved himself not only a master storyteller, but able to do something that few directors could, adapt dense, postmodern classic novels into solid films. On the other hand, when director Gary Walkow attempted to turn William Burroughs’s seminal novel Queer into a film by combining it with the story of Burroughs’s wife’s […]
A weekly appreciation for the art of the review.
Morning Bites: Alice Bag’s “Violence Girl,” DeLillo talks, Gingrich as Ahab, V.C. Andrews talk, Mike Patton scores with Ryan Gosling, and more
Alice Bag, the frontwoman of the seminal LA punk band The Bags, has a new book out called Violence Girl. She talks to SF Weekly about it. How Newt Gingrich is like Captain Ahab. Don DeLillo talks to Granta. Zadie Smith, Howard Jacobson, and some other famous writers are putting out new books this year. Tonight: Edith Zimmerman, Rachel Shukert, and Emily Nussbaum reading and discussing the works of V.C. Andrews live in Brooklyn. In the event you need a Ryan Gosling fix, […]