In our afternoon reading: interviews with Jami Attenberg and Kelly Sue DeConnick, James Ellroy on film, when artists turn misogynistic, and more.
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Jane Austen, Teju Cole on torture, Scott Cheshire on the devil, an interview with James Ellroy, new writing from Jazmine Hughes, and more.
The photography of Clover Adams. We’re already fans of the Slate Book Review. “There isn’t a moment of lag here. If someone’s not being killed or beaten, he’s being shaken down, spied on, bedded or conned.” Adam Levin talks about James Ellroy’s American Tabloid on NPR’s All Things Considered. Daphne Carr celebrates the life and work of Frank Tovey and makes us all want to go listen to more Fad Gadget. The week that was: Tobias talked to Christian Wargo. Wargo was […]
At Largehearted Boy: Paul Murray (Skippy Dies) picks Nation of Ulysses and Nick Cave for his Book Notes entry. Largehearted Boy calls the book “one of the funniest novels of the year.” At Vice: James Ellory interviewed. At NPR: Nick Hornby on Fresh Air. At Thought Catalog: Putting a ton of thought into the Tao Lin/Jonathan Franzen Stranger/Time cover At Dangerous Minds: A letter from the Philip K. Dick auction. At Huffington Post: 9 bad jobs in literature. At The […]
The cemetery where e.e. cummings and Eugene O’Neill are buried. (Boston Globe) The Guardian talks about James Ellroy. Jonathan Franzen vs. Richard Stark. You know how people are always saying “there are so many great Jewish writers”? Here is your chance to learn how to be one. Carrie Brownstein stars in a new video by The Thermals. (Brooklyn Vegan) I think this article about Zola Jesus in The Guardian officially means she’s “Blown up”.
Weekend Bites: Dyson on Illmatic, National Bookstore Day, Bolaño “myth building”, Sesame Street, Dirty Projectors, and More.
Michael Eric Dyson wrote a book on Nas and his landmark album, Illmatic that is due out in January. Born to Use Mics is discussed in a few places: Nah Right Pitchfork Daily Swarm Lit. Philip Gourevitch is leaving the Paris Review. The Rumpus discusses Sigrid Nunez’s memoir relationship with Susan Sontag in the new issue of Tin House. Happy National Bookstore Day! Is the “myth building” around Bolaño getting to be too much? The Guardian reviews James Ellroy’s Blood’s […]
The Guardian looks at literary Chicago, in it’s more “reflective period” in the wake of the Granta issue that focuses on the Windy City. Lit. To answer your question Gawker: no, we don’t need another Eastwick. Mental Floss has Kurt Vonnegut reading Breakfast of Champions three years before it’s released. (via 92Y) Minneapolis Star Review (via Largehearted Boy) talks to James Ellroy. And over at The Cult, they talk to Mr. Ellroy also. I guess because I’m a blogger, […]