James Yeh Drank the Kool-Aid, but Redemption Maybe at Hand

James Yeh: Founding Editor of Gigantic Magazine, silky smooth dancer, and guy who puts Vecktamist by Grizzly Bear at the top of his best of list over at Big Other. Okay, James, I love you man, but how could you put that snoozer above things like Sam Lipsyte’s story in Harpers, the Real Estate album on Woodsist, and Bolaño’s The Skating Rink?  Fair warning, I’m tracking you to the Literary Death Match that you are scheduled to take part in […]

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Random Thanksgiving Bites: Punk Photographers, Victorian Veggies, Leftovers, Thankful for Kerouac, and More

On this Thanksgiving, Glen E. Friedman tells you to celebrate the holiday with a little reality check.  We will oblige. Long before Jonathan Safran Foer wrote a book about it, “vegetarianism was a Victorian ‘lifestyle’ with several vegetarian restaurants in London in the late century“. The Faster Times review Safran Foer’s latest book, and call it “a real downer.” For all you carnivores out there, The Young and Hungry have their turkey, and Felicia Sullivan has a chocolate caramel cheesecake […]

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Bites: Levi Johnston broken down, Good writing cafes, Nick Cave and iPhones, Stephen Elliott, good uses for vodka, and more

The Awl breaks down Levi Johnston’s Vanity Fair article. Grub Street picks our beloved Think Coffee and Housing Works as two of the best New York cafes for writing. Nick Cave wants you to have his upcoming book, The Death of Bunny Munro, on your iPhone. Salon talks to Stephen Elliott, author of The Adderall Diaries McSweeney’s gives us fifteen uses for vodka. Jay-Z is into this “indie rock movement”, and thinks big things of Grizzly Bear. An interview with […]

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Bites: Marjane Satrapi on Iranian election, studying Big Lebowski, guerrilla readings and Grizzly Bear dudes)

Marjane Satrapi (illustrator, and author of book and movie Persepolis) and Iranian filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf, presented a document that states that “liberal cleric and former parliament speaker Mehdi Karroubi came second in the election with a total of 13.3 million votes, while president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad came third with only 5.49 million votes” according to this site. You don’t know it yet, but you new favorite blog is “Awful Library Books“ Arthur on a guerrilla reading in NYC The New Yorker […]

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