In our morning reading: revisiting “Among the Thugs,” Sloane Crosley on post-apocalyptic fiction, an album from Rachel B. Glaser, and more.
Steve Albini has revealed Electrical Audio’s coffee recipe; it sounds utterly delicious. Between this and Will Oldham’s blend of coffee, it’s a good time for indie-rock coffee drinkers. (Or, at least, coffee and people involved with the album Arise Therefore). The Stranger‘s “Men Who Rock” feature is a thing of genius. Lynne Ramsay has plans to make Mobius, a science-fictional adaptation of Moby-Dick. Dan Josefson talks with The Atlantic about his novel That’s Not a Feeling. Martin Amis chatted with the Times. There is now a […]
Several pages of John Jeremiah Sullivan talking about William Faulkner and the South? We might as well make that our entire focus of Weekend Bites. James Parker at the Slate Book Review on Raymond Kennedy’s that predicted the rise of Sarah Palin. Also at Slate Book Review: Michelle Dean on why smart men seem to have misunderstood Sheila Heti’s book. Daniel Roberts on Dave Eggers A Hologram for the King at Fortune. Ten Stephen King novels that should be video games. […]
Zadie Smith’s On Beauty is getting adapted for film, courtesy of director Kasi Lemmons. Teju Cole: currently making his way through the Tournament of Books brackets; currently writing astute things about direct speech and international politics. Emma Straub is sharing her experiences of the current Magnetic Fields tour with The Paris Review. Harvey Pekar’s final memoir will be titled Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me. Aaron Burch eulogizes the now-shuttered Barnes & Noble where he worked in college. The […]
Did the KGB kill Albert Camus? Did major labels try to bribe Bob Pollard with fried rice? Will Poe’s Baltimore abode fold? So many questions!!!
Harvey Pekar has passed away.
Over at SMITH Mag, Sean Pryor draws up Harvey Pekar talking to Douglas Rushkoff.
Smith Mag’s “Pekar Paroject” just blew my mind a little bit more: Tara Seibel draws Harvey’s impressions of meeting Anthony Bourdain. Now I wonder if Harvey is going to do an episode of Man v. Food next?