In our morning reading: interviews with Elizabeth Crane and Scott McClanahan, new writing by Alexander Chee and Oliver Zarandi, and more.
Poetry in Motion: Yankees, Red Sox, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Graham Greene, and the Impending Apocalypse
On Saturday night I attended a game at Yankees Stadium, between the local pinstriped and the visiting Boston Red Sox. It was an infinitely more engaging, pleasurable and humane version of a war reenactment, or a spirited salon. In this bloodbath, more of arms than wits, the Red Sox trounced the Yanks by the criminal score of 11-1. This slaughter began with a grand slam from Sox first basemen Mike Napoli, who at press time may have one of the […]
The Week In Reviews: Jay-Z at Carnegie Hall, the journalism of Charles Dickens, Edward St Aubyn’s prose, and more
A weekly appreciation for the art of the review.
Bites: Levi Johnston broken down, Good writing cafes, Nick Cave and iPhones, Stephen Elliott, good uses for vodka, and more
The Awl breaks down Levi Johnston’s Vanity Fair article. Grub Street picks our beloved Think Coffee and Housing Works as two of the best New York cafes for writing. Nick Cave wants you to have his upcoming book, The Death of Bunny Munro, on your iPhone. Salon talks to Stephen Elliott, author of The Adderall Diaries McSweeney’s gives us fifteen uses for vodka. Jay-Z is into this “indie rock movement”, and thinks big things of Grizzly Bear. An interview with […]