In our afternoon reading: an interview with Gary Shteyngart, new essays by Tanaïs and Melissa Febos, and more.
Morning Bites: Believer Book Awards, Gabrielle Bell, Early Murakami, Mary Gaitskill on Culture, and More
The Believer has announced their book awards for the year, a J.D. Salinger film is coming, a look at Gabrielle Bell’s use of fiction and memoir in her comics, and more.
Al Jourgensen writes some comics; Haim-inspired “death of indie” think pieces are disputed; Kevin Barry’s new collection gets reviewed; the Page Turner Festival is this weekend; and more.
Afternoon Bites: Cinematic Bolaño, Sheila Heti and Chris Kraus, Califone’s Latest, “Salinger”‘s Director, and More
Chris Kraus and Sheila Heti talked at The Believer, Rutger Hauer starred in a Roberto Bolaño adaptation, Califone’s latest was reviewed at Dusted, and more.
If you have a time machine bound for 1940 and your heart set on finding J.D. Salinger, Gothamist might be able to help you out. Storychord’s 48th issue features music from Matt LeMay and fiction from Mike Errico. Kathryn Schulz on the current state of the coming-out memoir. Paul Tobin — who wrote the terrific Portland-set, bookseller-starring Gingerbread Girl — talks about his upcoming horror comic Colder. Nicolas Labarre’s “Retelling Planet Stories” project — involving redrawn panels from a 1940s […]
Morning Bites: Illustrating Salinger, Ridley and Cormac, Bad Gatsby, Jon Cotner walks, K-Holes, and more
In the news this morning: Jon Cotner takes another long walk, anybody can give Fitzgerald’s masterpiece a bad review in this day and age, Ridley Scott does Corma McCarthy, Rachel Shukert on Oprah’s Jewish pals, and more.
Ayn Rand received Social Security and Medicare payments under a false name. Rand “despised government interference and felt that people should and could live independently… She didn’t feel that an individual should take help.” Kafka gets a makeover. A Stranger On The Planet By Adam Schwartz, is being hailed at the “first great Jewish novel of 2011.” J.D. Salinger was a real human being, just like you and me. Nick Kroll talks to A.V. Club.