Afternoon Bites: Martin Scorsese and NYRB, Matthew Dickman on Mary Ruefle, Baltimore’s Literary History, and More

  “This is a book not just for poets but for anyone interested in the human heart, the inner-life, the breath exhaling a completion of an idea that will make you feel changed in some way.” Matthew Dickman on Mary Ruefle’s Madness, Rack, and Honey. Will Sheff makes the case that a televised Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show concert from 1974 is his preferred “cinematic document of a rock and roll band.” Martin Scorsese is making a documentary about the New […]

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Morning Bites: Poe Drawings, Prep Scandals, Andrés Neuman, Iceman on Broadway, and More

Jennifer Miller tells Flavorwire about some real-life prep school scandals. Spin lists five ways Maurice Sendak influenced music. The Coffin Factory reviews Travelers of the Century by Andrés Neuman. Some “disturbing” 1919 illustrations for an Edgar Allan Poe collection. Should The Iceman Cometh cometh to Broadway? Tom Gabel of Against Me! comes out as transgender. Abraham Lincoln as O.G. Mark Zuckerberg. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.

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Weekend Bites: Poe’s Cottage, Slacker Novels, Art Talk at an Art Party, Ann Patchett, and More

“As a member of the generation that learned everything we know from that show, my interest in The Simpsons-approved Poe eventually led me to experiment with Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Villon, and a bunch of other scumbags who tried to sweet-talk their way to easy street.” – Erik Bryan talks about Edgar Allan Poe’s cottage for The Morning News. The Millions takes a look at the slacker novel. Jon Cotner and Claire Hamilton go to a MoMA party to ask people what […]

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