In our afternoon reading: revisiting California Split, numerous editorial choices for the best books of the year, Matthew Specktor on the latest from Howard Jacobson, and more.
This afternoon, we’re revisiting Fugazi’s 13 Songs, reading up on Lena Dunham’s appearance at BAM, checking out an excerpt from Sarah McCarry’s next novel, reading a review of Howard Jacobson’s new book, and more.
Morning Bites: Alice Bag’s “Violence Girl,” DeLillo talks, Gingrich as Ahab, V.C. Andrews talk, Mike Patton scores with Ryan Gosling, and more
Alice Bag, the frontwoman of the seminal LA punk band The Bags, has a new book out called Violence Girl. She talks to SF Weekly about it. How Newt Gingrich is like Captain Ahab. Don DeLillo talks to Granta. Zadie Smith, Howard Jacobson, and some other famous writers are putting out new books this year. Tonight: Edith Zimmerman, Rachel Shukert, and Emily Nussbaum reading and discussing the works of V.C. Andrews live in Brooklyn. In the event you need a Ryan Gosling fix, […]
Weekend Bites: All Tomorrow’s Magazine Parties, Pank’s Queer Issue, Salinger’s Bio, Great Expectations Cake and More
La Petite Zine + Annalemma Magazine are having their release parties together at Bruar Falls on Sunday. The very awesome Greenlight Bookstore turns 2 today (Saturday). Go there, spend a hundred bucks, and they will give you a free tote bag. At PANK: The Queer issue is out. At Galley Cat: Upcoming J.D. Salinger biography coming very soon. At Time: An interview with Man Booker winner Howard Jacobson. At Boing Boing: “Great Expectations, the Miss Havisham Cake,” banned.