Politics & Prose not Doing Well in D.C.?

Over at Tablet, Marc Tracy discusses the future of a D.C. institution: The future of beloved Washington, D.C., bookstore Politics & Prose is up in the air since its founders announced they are selling it. This story is hugely important in the D.C. area. It is also of almost astonishing importance in the literary world.

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I Think Gothamist Hates Indie Bookstores/Reporting About Interesting Subjects

There’s a post up at Gothamist about a corporate drugstore in Chelsea that turns into a discussion about how that corporate drugstore is so cool, and how it’s awesomeness might help to get independent buisnesses closed.  One of those being a bookstore I happen to love, Spoonbill and Sugartown. Seriously, if Duane Reade’s going to pull these slick moves at their forthcoming Bedford Avenue location, then Kings Pharmacy (which closes too damn early!) might as well just give up now […]

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Bites: Frank Portman’s playlist, Roger’s monograms, Michael Pollan, indie bookselling as football, and (maybe) one last mention of Inherent Vice .

Frank Portman, of one of my favorite pop-punk bands, Mr. T Experience, has a new book out called Andromeda Klein, and he gives Largehearted Boy a great playlist for Book Notes. N+1: Not so into zombies/alien films, but likes District 9. Indichik put up an MP3 of Beach Fossils last week.  I forgot to mention it, but it’s well worth mentioning considering this guy is putting out some of the best stuff I’ve heard all year. New York Times Book […]

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Bites: Frank Portman’s playlist, Roger’s monograms, Michael Pollan, indie bookselling as football, and (maybe) one last mention of Inherent Vice

Frank Portman, of one of my favorite pop-punk bands, Mr. T Experience, has a new book out called Andromeda Klein.  He gives Largehearted Boy a great playlist for Book Notes. N+1: Not so into zombies/alien films, but likes District 9. Indichik put up an MP3 of Beach Fossils last week.  I forgot to mention it, but it’s well worth mentioning considering this guy is putting out some of the best stuff I’ve heard all year. New York Times Book Review […]

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Bites: Wild Cupcakes, Kennedy’s do Twitter, Obama is the new Opraha, Marcel Duchamp wasn’t done, and more

Would you rather eat  library ice cream or Where the Wild Things Are cupcakes?  (Thanks Boing Boing) How indie bookstores are getting customers. (Boston Globe) Yoni Wolf of the band WHY? does vegan food in NYC (Thanks The Young and Hungry) President Obama will sell your book. What do a song off the superb album Superwolf by Bonnie Prince Billy and Matt Sweeny, Iron and Wine, and Vashti Bunyan all have in  common?  Daniel Kraus, author of The Monster Variations […]

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Weekend Bites: Alice in Wonderland, Roald Dahl, Lacoste, dudes, the “FingerBlast”, and more

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VHRz1S_kYI&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&hl=en&feature=player_embedded&fs=1] The first recollection I have of watching a Tim Burton film was seeing Beetlejuice when I was eight and thinking “holy shit”. Since then, just about everything he has done since has for better or worse garnered the same reaction. With that said, this preview of Alice in Wonderland is definitely a good “holy shit”. Speaking of Burton’s film adaptations, The Rumpus talks about “Roald Dahl, Man of Letters“. I need more personal essays about Lacoste shirts in my […]

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