In our afternoon reading: an Etgar Keret playlist, Jami Attenberg on a pair of terrific podcasts, Justin Taylor on The Grateful Dead, an excerpt from Karolina Waclawiak’s new one, and more.
Morning Bites: Lynne Tillman, Muriel Spark Novels, National Magazine Awards, Ruth Curry on “The Everything Store,” and More
This morning: delve into the works of Lynne Tillman, Etgar Keret on the bad fates of good characters, an excerpt from Douglas Watson’s new novel, Ruth Curry talks Amazon.com, and more.
Etgar Keret and Gary Shteyngart love each other.
Afternoon Bites: Joshua Cohen on Atlantic City, Shellac Book Club, Etgar Keret on Janet Frame, and More
Joshua Cohen’s essay on Atlantic City after Hurricane Sandy is excellent reading. There’s a terrific Victor LaValle interview at Days of Yore. Here’s a review of the Los Angeles production of the Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots musical. Emma Straub and the Magnetic Fields sang “Que Sera Sera.” The National and Shellac’s ATP book club choices. Paul DiFillippo on Iain M. Banks’s Hydrogen Sonata and space opera. Etgar Keret would like to recommend a Janet Frame story to you. Matt Zoller […]
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.” […]
Defending the New York Public Library at NYRB. Our own Tobias Carroll on Terese Svoboda’s Bohemian Girl at Los Angels Review of Books. Guy Cunningham at Bookslut on Susan Sontag. Etgar Keret talks to Brad Listi at the Other People podcast. There’s a collection of 1980s Taliban poetry that’s got some people upset. The 1966 New York Times article on hip advertising agencies that Pete Campbell from Mad Men hated so much. When Wilt met Elgin on the playground. Follow […]
Each time I hear Etgar Keret speak I become more enamored with him as a person. He’s irresistible, humble, funny, generous, kind, intelligent, and importantly, engaging. Keret molds to any artistic setting or medium. For this engagement at Symphony Space, Keret put on a rare artistic performance created by the experimental composer John Cage. At a symposium for experimental artist and composers, about 25 years ago, Cage threw the crowd a curveball and cancelled his slotted performance to perform How […]
Afternoon Bites: Mike Watt’s Photography, Grant Morrison Gets A Convention, Etgar Keret Interviewed, And More
Mike Watt is interviewed about his new book of photography, kayaking, and the fIREHOSE reunion. Not to be outdone, Lower Dens’ Jana Hunter talks about her band’s new album as well. Rebecca Sacks interviewed Etgar Keret for The Paris Review. Mike Doughty made Electric Literature a playlist. Ta-Nehisi Coates on filmmaker Neil Drumming. If you’re a fan of Grant Morrison’s work, this news about a convention focused on his work will likely make your day. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google […]