Morning Bites: Elif Batuman at the Museum, Amy Klein, Coney Island Beer and Movies, and More

Etgar Keret writes about going on a book tour just weeks after the passing of his father at Tablet. Elif Batuman visits Orhan Pamuk’s museum in Turkey. Our own Jon Reiss checks out eight coworking spaces in Brooklyn. HiLobrow has been serializing Rudyard Kipling’s With the Night Mail.  They’re up to #11. “Klein speaks with a quiet yet assured voice, often staring at the ground as she carefully expresses genuine solace with anyone who has felt alienated in his or her life.” […]

Continue Reading

Morning Bites: Tao Lin’s Poetry, Elif Batuman, Harvard Records, and More

The Rumpus talks to Elif Batuman about Mike Daisey. The Harvard Library will make 12 million records available to the public ncluding books, images, videos, and manuscripts. Huffington Post Books on the poetry of Tao Lin. Impose talks to author Chris Lehmann. Occupy Student Debt. Wine straight from the barrel. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.

Continue Reading

Indexing: Elif Batuman, Sara Levine, Don Quixote, James Wood, Matthew Henriksen, Gaslight Anthem, and a Brief Weather Report!

A roundup of things consumed by our editors. Jason Diamond Right now the pile of books on my desk includes The Common issue no. 2, Divorcer by Gary Lutz, and Matthew Henriksen’s Ordinary Sun.  They’re all slimmer in size, so I’m hoping to finish them all this week (Lutz’s especially so Toby I and I can discuss it), and also start putting together my vacation reading list.  My yearly time off is coming up, and the stress trying to pick a handful of […]

Continue Reading