This weekend: interviews with Alejandro Jodorowsky, Helen Oyeyemi, and Gary Lutz; Alexander Chee on Clifford Chase’s memoir; ghost hunters; and more.
Afternoon Bites: New Gary Lutz Fiction, Ken Baumann’s Video Game Book, Raquel Cepeda Interviewed, and More
New fiction from Gary Lutz, mashing up Mad Men and The O.C., Nona Willis Aronowitz on Jewish summer camp, the launch of LibraryReads, and more.
“‘Don’t Lie’ zeroes in on an unbearable pressure to get the best possible experience out of life, but that’s a subjective thing. You only live once, sure, but you can’t live every life.” Matthew Perpetua makes the case for the latest from Vampire Weekend. We await the inevitable Life After Life/Modern Vampires think-piece. Artforum at the Frieze Art Fair. Chris Eaton on hockey, fiction, and his new novel Chris Eaton: A Biography. Derek Palacio’s How to Shake the Other Man is coming soon via Nouvella. […]
Charles Bock is starting his own writing workshop, to begin in March. At The L Magazine, Mark Asch chats with Gary Lutz. Susan Tepper interviews Bradford Morrow Numerous music writers told The Awl the song they’d listened to the most in the preceding year. CBS Chicago provides a “Best New Chicago Books” list, and a number of Vol.1 favorites are on it. Vouched is running a contest with chapbooks from xTx and Frank Hinton as prizes. Brandon Graham discusses his creative […]
“I guess it’s more accessible, or at least a little less willfully disingratiating than my other books, which had more than a touch of solipsism. ” Gary Lutz is interviewed about his new collection Divorcer in The Paris Review. Kyle Ryan chats with Bob Mould. Talya Cooper, writing in Dusted, talks about Ellen Willis and the Woods/Vivian Girls side project Babies. A number of literary New Yorkers, including one Vol.1 editor, suggest some gift ideas for the weeks to come. Folks from Fucked Up […]
Woody Allen gets the American Masters treatment from PBS. Too bad they didn’t get Ken Burns to direct it. That would have been pretty hilarious. Tonight: n+1 and Housing Works present a panel on Occupy Wall Street. More info here. The Rumpus discusses divorcer, the new collection by Gary Lutz. At The Paris Review: Adam Wilson discusses his obsession with Owen Wilson. (No relation.) Buttons featuring every mustache worn by a Daniel Day-Lewis character. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, and our Tumblr.
Our editors weekly roundup of what they’re consuming. Jason Diamond I guess I’ve really missed out by not reading The Art of Fielding. Aside from the dozen people who’ve suggested I pick it up, the Keith Gessen article in Vanity Fair was really the breaking point. I’ve obviously fucked up on several levels, and it is time to rectify this.
Morning Bites: Socrates, Where the heck is Houellebecq, Sampsell & Lutz, covering Sonic Youth, and more
Apparently Socrates was nothing like the guy Bill & Ted brought back with them. Salon explains. Michel Houellebecq has become the Carmen Sandiego of the literary world. Where the heck is he? The Rumpus serves up a duo of great interviews. The first is a conversation between two of our favorite writers, Kevin Sampsell and Gary Lutz. It’s technically Kevin interviewing Gary, but we’re gonna look past that little factoid. Then there’s another one with Misha Glouberman and Sheila Heti. […]