“I think raising some real class-consciousness is essential to challenging the rich bastards that are eating through this world’s people and resources like Pac-Man.” Levi Asher talks to Vanessa Veselka (pictured above) at Lit Kicks. Ron Hogan talks to Rachel Shukert and Reverend Jen. Giving Lolita a new look. Ernest Hemingway shares his thoughts on New York Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni’s Resignation. Nikola Tesla meets Deliverance. A list of imported foods that make us sick. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
Yelp reviews for Edith Wharton, Hemingway, and Edgar Allan Poe
Posted By Jason Diamond Yelp reviews tend to serve two purposes for me: they tell me whether or not a place is good at giving people food poisoning, or they help me kill time when I’m bored and Wikipedia and Youtube just won’t do. I’m not sure if I’d call my obsession with reading Yelp reviews strange or quirky, after all, some of my friends spend hours of their day reading over Craigslist missed connections (or the n+1 version…), and […]
Getting deep about Ernest Hemingway modeling Etsy sweaters
Posted by Jason Diamond Does putting an owl on a sweater technically count as putting a bird on it? Does it have to be a specific sort of bird, and does the photo of Ernest Hemingwy wearing an Etsy sweater with a bird of prey go against the whole twee philosophy?
Ernest Hemingway’s beautiful descendents
Posted by Jason Diamond Of all the beautiful women Woody Allen picked to play his love interests, the two I love the most are Carol Kane during her brief appearance in Annie Hall, and Mariel Hemingway as the 17-year-old Tracy in Manhattan. Even though the 25 year age difference between Allen’s Isaac character and Hemingway’s could either be looked at as a unsettling, or as a brilliant plot device, I say that Mariel Hemingway played the part perfectly, and really […]
Morning Bites: Rum Diary preview, The Recipe Project, John Minichillo, Springsteen Suicide, and more
We’re pretty excited to see Johnny Depp (who never seems to age) in another Hunter S. Thompson role. So the preview for the The Rum Diary obviously makes us very happy. The Recipe Project, the cookbook put together by One Ring Zero, which features uber-chefs like Mario Batali, David Chang, and Isa Chandra Moskowitz, gets a writeup at Huff. Po. About five seconds after reading it, we got really hungry. Too bad we’re probably only going to be eating beans […]
Hemingway Vs. The Situation in a battle for the soul of Abercrombie & Fitch
Posted by Jason Diamond Abercrombie & Fitch has spent the last fifteen or so years as the official clothing company of people you probably wouldn’t want to hang out with, so it’s somewhat shocking that they’d come out and tell a guy like The Situation that they don’t want him wearing their clothing anymore. But there was a time when A&F didn’t make clothing for your little brother’s fraternity or Jersey Shore guidos. The company was a fishing and hunting […]
Bites: Ayn Rand Dating, Norman Mailer Fighting, Denis Johson Reading and More
Ron Hogan wants you to read The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore by Benjamin Hale. This is what an Ayn Rand dating site would look like. Mailer vs. Vidal, Hemingway vs. everybody who bothered him when he was drunk, and other good literary fights. A video of Denis Johnson reading. Don’t worry everybody: Huffington Post will not turn AOL leftist. So all of you people who were thinking that would be the case, please rest a little bit easier.
Weekend Bites: John Cage Bio, Jen Gilmore’s Year, Pynchon on the Screen, Holiday Roads and More
The New Republic reviews Begin Again: A Biography of John Cage Something Red author, Jennifer Gilmore, talks about her year in reading at The Millions. Somewhere in heaven, John Hughes is smiling while listening to this cover of “Holiday Roads” by The Walkmen. Paul Thomas Anderson to adapt Thomas Pynchon’s Inherent Vice into a film. Ernest Hemingway wants a Big Papa t-shirt for the holidays. Taking the plunge into Freedom.