The Reading Life: The Terrible Poster for What Maisie Knew

I want to apologize publicly to all the strangers I have run into on the street while texting someone, emailing someone, or not paying attention to traffic lights, where I was going, or really anything that isn’t my phone. It’s a problem I have: I’m a multi-tasker, for lack of a prettier word. I am a sucker for appliances with several uses—it chops and it dices! I like combination exercise classes—it’s yoga and it’s rock climbing! When I cook, I […]

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Morning Bites: Henry James Takedown, Tax Stephen King, Literary Upstarts, and More

Have you submitted to L Magazine’s Literary Upstart competition?  You’ve got till May 28th. That time Henry James took down Charles Dickens. The most famous Jewish poet in India. Neil Gaiman posts the raw copy of his interview with Stephen King. Speaking of Stephen King: The guy just wants to be taxed! Eric Copeland (of Black Dice) has a new solo album coming out. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.

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Bites: Post-Donald Barthelme, Loving Henry James, Leonard Cohen off the Road and More

At HTMLGIANT: We are living in post-Donald Barthelme times.  Get used to it. At Big Other: Learning to love Henry James. At The Millions: Leonard Cohen’s tour comes to an end.  No word if he will do a poetry tour or write a followup to Beautiful Losers in his spare time, but we will hold our breath in anticipation of something from him. At The Atlantic: The holocaust and literature aren’t always the best bedfellows. At Huffington Post: Justin Timberlake […]

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