Frank Lloyd Wright died on this day in 1959. Somewhat related to Wright is an essay at The American Scholar where William Deresiewicz argues that the Arts and Crafts movement is back. The movement helped in the development of the ideas behind the Prairie School that Wright was associate with. The ten most challenged books of 2011. What’s the deal with all the money Amazon is dumping into literary nonprofits? New Jennifer Gilmore novel to come out April, 2013. Readers respond to Günter Grass’s poem, […]
So we’re sure you’ve heard the whole “The 90s are back” thing at least once a day for the last six month, and maybe you’re tired of it, or maybe you can’t get enough of it. Maybe you are sitting around holding out that some Pitchfork “Best New Music” mentions Candlebox as an influence. Maybe you’re clutching a Delia’s catalog from the days when Y2K was an actual worry. Or maybe, just maybe, you’re hoping for a bunch of readers to tell […]
Morning Bites: Stacks of books, Jennifer Gilmore talks to Elissa Schappell, Franzen and P.J. O’Rourke on Bill Maher, and more
Slate on the new Jeffrey Eugenides novel, The Marriage Plot. Vol. 1 on Jeffrey Eugenides: the dude really knows how to rock a vest. If you like pictures of stacks of books from the offices of various media companies, BuzzFeed has got the post for you. Jonathan Franzen, P.J. O’Rourke, and others discussed Occupy Wall Street with Bill Maher this past weekend. Jennifer Gilmore interviews Elissa Schappell over at The Rumpus. Thanks to WFMU for leading us to Hans Richter’s […]
Posted by Tobias Carroll Last Sunday, a combination of topics and questions raised during two panels at the Brooklyn Book Festival got me thinking about one particular intersection of music and literature. This is more of a question (or a request for information) than anything else. One late-morning panel included Justin Taylor and Jennifer Gilmore, both of whom have released acclaimed novels that at least touch on punk subcultures — whether anarchist communes or straightedge hardcore. Eleanor Henderson’s Ten Thousand […]
Morning Bites: Jackson Pollock death day, Dana Spiotta on Bookworm, Jennifer Gilmore’s desk, Tom Waits fishing, and more
Today we learn what Jennifer Gilmore’s desk looks like, Tom Waits on a boat, No Child Left Behind is being left behind, Jackson Pollock is still dead, and more.
The New Republic reviews Begin Again: A Biography of John Cage Something Red author, Jennifer Gilmore, talks about her year in reading at The Millions. Somewhere in heaven, John Hughes is smiling while listening to this cover of “Holiday Roads” by The Walkmen. Paul Thomas Anderson to adapt Thomas Pynchon’s Inherent Vice into a film. Ernest Hemingway wants a Big Papa t-shirt for the holidays. Taking the plunge into Freedom.
We’re excited to announce the next installation of our signature “Greatest 3-Minute Series Ever,” happening on 11/3 at Bar Matchless in Brooklyn. This month, Vol.1 will be bringing readers The Greatest 3-Minute Top Ten Lists of All Time. Our lineup of readers will be asked to present a top ten list on a subject of their choosing, and have three minutes to present and explain that list in any way they see fit. This is the third in the “Greatest […]
Dear publicist for Jennifer Gilmore, I don’t know what the press release you’re sending out to writers looks like (because you’ve failed to send me a copy. You can fix that by sending one here) for Something Red, but I’d like to suggest you revise it and use her Book Notes from Largehearted Boy. I have to start with “Banned in DC.” Sadly, I was too young to be around for Bad Brains inception in 1977, and I never saw […]