Afternoon Bites: New Texas is the Reason, J. Robert Lennon, Book Shopping With Molly Ringwald and Panio Gianopoulos, and More

  File under “things we never thought we’d type in 2012”: here’s some new music from Texas is the Reason. Paula Bomer, who’s reading at Franklin Park next Monday, was interviewed at The Nervous Breakdown. Molly Ringwald and Panio Gianopoulos went shopping for books at McNally Jackson. Rosie Schaap talked with The Drinking Diaries. BoingBoing has selected their favorite comics of 2012. Emily Witt on Charles Dickens’s children. Here’s a song with lyrics by Norman Lock, who has a new collection […]

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Afternoon Bites: Blake Butler on the Clarice Lispector Reissues, John Hodgman Talks Superheroes, Chaotic Neutral “Downton Abbey,” and More

Blake Butler looks at the recent crop of Clarice Lispector reissues from New Directions. J. Robert Lennon has some seasonally appropriate fiction for you at Recommended Reading. Lindsay Zoladz’s column Ordinary Machines, which looks at technology and music and identity, debuts at Pitchfork. Unwound will be releasing an album of live songs recorded in 2001. If these stills are any indication, the book trailer for Warren Ellis’s Gun Machine should be very interesting. Nick Offerman is voicing Axe Cop. This […]

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Afternoon Bites: Exit Art Remembered, J. Robert Lennon, K-Holes Interviewed, And More

J. Robert Lennon will be back in the fall with Familiar; Bookavore has some advance thoughts on it, and Lennon shared some group writing advice with Electric Literature. At The Paris Review, Hua Hsu looks at the thirty-year existence of Exit Art. Alan Sepinwall has some thoughts on the new Richard Price-created drama NYC 22. Christopher Weingarten chats with the folks from K-Holes for Sound of the City. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.

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Afternoon Bites: Nouvella Books, ABC No Rio, Norman Juster, and more

Nouvella Books has made their first title, Matthew Salesses’s The Last Repatriate, available to order. At NPR, Norman Juster looks back on The Phantom Tollbooth. Spencer Ackerman on the legacy of ABC No Rio. Antonia Crane on the anthology Warmed & Bound, at The Rumpus. The first issue of Unstuck will be out in Decemeber (and can be pre-ordered now), and features the likes of Aimee Bender, Joe Meno, J. Robert Lennon, and Amelia Gray.

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