In our afternoon reading: a review of Chris Forsyth’s new album, an interview with Bryan Washington, and more.
Zadie Smith and Colm Tóibín hung out at Symphony Space and a few Vol. 1 people were there. The Paris Review rounds up some beautiful literary paint chips. “I’m lying in bed right now, and Bon Iver is chopping up heirloom tomatoes for our frittata.” – Bon Iver Erotica is the best Tumblr we saw this week. Filmmaker Magazine caught Jonathan Lethem doing a little talking. Blake Butler compares the histories of Three 6 Mafia and Cormac McCarthy at Vice. Gertrude Stein, a […]
Afternoon Bites: Chris Onstad’s Breakroom Truffles, Judy Blume On Ryan Gosling, Alexander Chee on Gertrude Stein, And More
Afternoon links for February 23, 2012.
Norman Rockwell was born on this day in 1894. Gertrude Stein was also born on this day in 1874. Go bake some special brownies in her honor. Somehow there will be a sequel to the Atlas Shrugged film. What does the co-founder of Reddit read? Well, he reads Reddit… A good infographic recap for last night’s 30 Rock. Tips for writers on how to use social media. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr. Got tips for Bites? Info@Vol1brooklyn.com
Morning Bites: Ezra Pound’s gross legacy, Pazz & Jop, Downton rocks, protest SOPA, Gertrude Stein gets new editions, and more
Ezra Pound’s daughter wants to take the poet’s legacy away from fascists. Google, Wikipedia, and other websites protest SOPA. The 39th annual Village Voice Pazz & Jop poll is out, and two Vol. 1 editors voted: Jason Diamond and Tobias Carroll. “Alice B. Toklas baked for her.” – Rosamond Bernier has led a sweet life. NPR discusses her new memoir, Some Of My Lives. Speaking of Alice B. Toklas: Gertrude Stein gets the Yale treatment. Sara Levine talks to Chicago Magazine about Treasure […]
Lincoln Michel on the Pushcart Prize and online literary magazines: “I do enjoy the phrase “barf into the electronic void,” but most writers will tell you that online publication brings more notice most of the time.” Al Burian discusses the art of seven inches for The Brooklyn Rail. Triple Canopy is holding a marathon reading of Gertrude Stein’s The Making of Americans. Tom Scharpling directed a video for Real Estate. Bonus literary relevance: a book plays a critical role late […]
Morning Bites: Richard Hell, Bram Stoker’s diary, Blake Butler on the radio, old soccer balls, and more
Richard Hell’s memoir is acquired by Ecco. It will be titled I Dreamed I Was A Very Clean Tramp. You know somebody at Ecco is slapping themselves and saying, “Why couldn’t he have just called it “Some (Other) Kids” or something like that?” (Thanks Bryan Waterman for the tip.) The private journals of Bram Stoker have been found. I guess you can call them The Real Vampire Diaries. Blake Butler talks about insomnia on the Brian Lehrer show. A more […]
Posted by Jason Diamond Gertrude Stein was born 137 years ago today. You should celebrate the occasion by making the brownies her partner, Alice B. Toklas, made popular in her 1954 Alice B. Toklas Cookbook. (Using the canibus it totally up to you.) “Take 1 teaspoon black peppercorns, 1 whole nutmeg, 4 average sticks of cinnamon, 1 teaspoon coriander. These should all be pulverized in a mortar. About a handful each of stone dates, dried figs, shelled almonds and peanuts: […]