In our morning reading: new writing by Sabrina Imbler, Porochista Khakpour on her year in books, and more.
Morning Bites: James McBride and James Brown, Alexander Chee Nonfiction, Emma Straub, Luc Sante on Junk Shops, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on James McBride’s book on James Brown, an interview with Dorothe Nors, new music from G.L.O.S.S., and more.
Afternoon Bites: Revisiting “Live at the Apollo,” Linda Thompson on Leonard Cohen, Discussing Lena Dunham, Luluc’s Latest, and More
Douglas Wolk revisits his book on James Brown, a roundtable discussion of Lena Dunham’s book, Linda Thompson on the latest from Leonard Cohen, Colin Dickey has a Star Trek theory, and more.
A James Brown biography is out, and it’s supposed to be pretty good. Adrienne Rich passed away yesterday. The New York Times obituary, NPR’s Morning Edition on Rich, and Judy Berman at Flavorwire. Autumn Whitefield-Madrano at The New Inquiry on The Hunger Games. Christopher Hitchens is longlisted for the Orwell Prize. At 17 Dots: Jason takes a look at a band called Literature. Pretty much nobody likes LGBT workplace discrimination. Jandek played some more shows in Brooklyn. The mystique is […]
Bites: Proust and a six pack, literary revolution, James Brown, Neutral Milk Hotel, caffeine suppositories, and more
Proust liked to knock a few cold ones back. So what? You think he subsisted on madeleines alone? Just look at that picture of him. He’s looking at you and saying “Heineken? Fuck that shit! Pabst Blue Ribbon!” (via Maud Newton) Lit. You should probably go over to The Millions and see their list of “The Best Fiction of The Millennium (So Far)“ I feel like we should have a countdown to #1. Dan Brown taking on the Daughters of […]