Afternoon Bites: Ian Svenonius Excerpted, Michael Robbins Interviewed, Ali Smith Reviewed, and More

“…these paranormal tales, drawn mostly written or rewritten by Kirby and completely drawn by Kirby, are like art projects launched thirty-something years into the future.” A look at Jack Kirby’s Spirit World. Artforum has an excerpt from Ian Svenonius’s Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock’n’Roll Group. Abraham Riesman’s “What We Laugh About When We Laugh About Pyongyang” is well worth your time. Ali Smith’s Artful: reviewed. Teddy Wayne talks Justin Bieber at The Morning News. Michael Robbins was interviewed at The Believer. Follow Vol. 1 […]

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Afternoon Bites: Jon DeRosa and Karolina Waclawiak, Philip K. Dick on “Bladerunner,” Lambchop’s Kurt Wagner Interviewed, And More

Steven Brower tells you everything you need to know about the collages made by Jack Kirby. I’m pretty sure that Jon DeRosa and Karolina Waclawiak fall into “power couple” territory these days. At The Rumpus, the two talk about their creative process, their upcoming album and novel (respectively), and more. (Of note: we chatted with DeRosa last fall.) Mark O’Connell on David Rees at The Millions. If you’ve ever wondered what Philip K. Dick thought of Bladerunner, you now have your […]

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Afternoon Bites: New Order’s “Elegia,” Roxane Gay on The Hunger Games, Jack Kirby, And More

New Order’s 18-minute-long Ian Curtis tribute “Elegia” is coming to vinyl. One of Vol.1’s editors is so excited about this that he accidentally bought two copies. Edward Champion reports on a Behind the Book reading featuring Tom Perrotta, Jurgen Fauth, and Mark Leyner. A Roxane Gay essay on The Hunger Games? Yes, we will read that essay. At Hero Complex, Neal Kirby remembers his father. (Who happens to be one Jack Kirby.) Henry Stewart is not enamored with Rex Reed’s approach […]

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Bites: Dick Cheney’s self-interrogation, Jack Kirby, agave as the nectar of the gods, John Darnielle on black metal

Who’s excited about the Dick Cheney memoirs? Anybody? Anybody? Awww come on, I heard there is an entire chapter dedicated to the time he waterboarded himself on accident. “Jack Kirby didn’t get to be an intellectual.” — Warren Ellis on the late Marvel Comics artist/writer/genius Jack Kirby I didn’t even realize that Lowbrow Reader was still around, and I won’t complain. Thanks HTMLGIANT I was seriously worried that John Darnielle had dropped off the face of the earth, but he […]

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