In this afternoon’s roundup of links, Lisa Hanawalt is interviewed; Stoya and Reihan Salam have a wide-ranging conversation; Case Studies has new music; Robert Christgau talks Vampire Weekend; Norman Lock shares his favorite short fiction; and much more.
Tablet has new fiction from Ellen Ullman. Your must-read nonfiction for the day: Vanessa Veselka’s “Green Screen: The Lack of Female Road Narratives and Why It Matters.” The Punk Singer, a documentary about Kathleen Hanna, has debuted at SXSW. Hyperallergic on Andrew Zorzona’s use of photography relative to memory. Perspectives on AWP from Steve Almond and Roxane Gay. Matt Dojny’s comics work is featured at The Rumpus. Jenn Pelly on D. Vassalotti’s “Swallow My Pride.” Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google +, our Tumblr, and sign up for our mailing list.
Items of interest from Vol. 1 contributors.
“I didn’t know what “Crucify yourself” or “Crucify myself” meant or what “Hanging with the raisin girls” meant but I think as a teenager it’s good to listen to and read stuff that you don’t fully grasp. I think teenagers crave that. I still do it.” Chloe Caldwell writes about Tori Amos for The Rumpus. The Low Times brings together Jaded Punk Hulk and Gaslight Anthem’s Brian Fallon. Extra points for the Red Bank backdrop. If you’d like to see a […]
Scott McClanahan’s The Collected Works Vol.1 will be out later this year on Lazy Fascist. We are incredibly excited about this. Ben Ratliff on The Men and their new bass player. On their blog, WORD chats with Ellen Ullman. Guy LeCharles Gonzalez on ebooks and libraries. The latest Bat Segundo show interviewee is Vol.1 favorite Adam Wilson. Michaelangelo Matos checks out The Shins at Le Poisson Rouge. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
A weekly appreciation for the art of the review.
Ellen Ullman worked as a programmer for over twenty years and began writing about her experiences in Silicon Valley for Salon and The New York Times just as the dot com bubble was getting too big for its own good. Her essays in Close to the Machine: Technophilia and its Discontents form a distinct and fascinating portrait of the beginning of the way we live and breathe technology now. While her first novel The Bug is about a programmer and a software engineer looking […]