In our morning reading: new fiction from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, a look at Broad City, an interview with Larry Wilmore, a look at novels where very little happens, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Bushwick Open Studios, Fred Armisen & Sharon Van Etten, Amanda Coplin Interviewed, N.K. Jemisin, and More
Interviews with Amanda Coplin, N.K. Jemisin, and Drew Daniel; a conversation between Fred Armisen and Sharon Van Etten; a preview of this weekend’s Bushwick Open Studios; and more.
Morning Bites: Ellen Willis, Melissa Broder Interviewed, Armisen and Brownstein on Spinal Tap, The Cervantes Prize, and More
This morning: talking This is Spinal Tap with Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen, an Ellen Willis essay, talking with Melissa Broder, Elizabeth Ellen and Juliet Escoria in conversation, and more.
Maura Johnston chats with Greg Dulli, of the recently-reunited Afghan Whigs. Fred Armisen on John Waters. Jeff Chang on the life and legacy of the late Chuck Brown. A new essay from J.E. Reich on Thought Catalog. Adam Levin, interviewed on KCRW. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
Luc Sante looks at the work of Jean-Patrick Manchette, whose Fatale is damn good reading. Brain Pickings on the ten best biographies of 2011. Alina Simone meets Alina Simone. Ander Monson reviews Blake Butler’s Insomnia for the New York Times Book Review. Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen are profiled by The New Yorker. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, and our Tumblr. Got tips for Bites? Info@Vol1brooklyn.com
At Chapter 16, Tina LoTufo talks with Kevin Wilson about Nicole Kidman’s plans to star in a cinematic adaptation of his novel The Family Fang. Wait a second — Drag City released a Crisis of Conformity 7″? Impose talks with Matthew Volz, whose artwork for The Beets is surreal and oftentimes amazing. Mike Davis, whose Nomad Codes was reviewed here earlier this year, has written the libretto for a Burning Man-themed opera. Larissa Kyzer reviews Helen Oyeyemi’s Mr. Fox at […]
Posted by Jason Diamond [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIyI94acJv4&fs=1&hl=en_US] Carrie Brownstein goes from being in Sleater-Kinney to being my favorite music writer to this new show with Fred Armisen. The show premieres in January on IFC. (Via The Awl)