Revisiting a thirty-year-old Swans album; talking with Vanessa Veselka; writers exploring the idea of class in America; an interview with M. Geddes Gengras, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Priests’ Latest, Eduardo Galeano on Soccer, Jenny Slate, Science Fiction on Reading, and More
Checking in with Washington, DC’s Priests, science fictional looks at reading, talking with the folks behind Obvious Child, a John Brandon playlist, and more.
The Novels of Hans Keilson discussed at the Book Review podcast. Letters from Vonnegut. Marmaduke, by Franz Kafka John Brandon interviewed at GQ. Overrated writers list is pretty much dead on. I like every essay at Dangerous Minds that discusses forgotten 60’s bands. Today, it’s Eddy Grant’s pre”Electric Avenue” band The Equals.
Weekend Bites: John Brandon in the Times, Shane Jones Interviewed, Braff Visits the Rebbe, Deserving Rick Moody and More
John Brandon’s Citrus County, reviewed in the New York Times by Daniel Handler An interview with Shane Jones. Dan Chaon on the Bat Segndo Show. Rick Moody’s Five Fingers of Death is a deserved book. Joshua Braf Goes to 770 Eastern Parkway. “I walk into lobbies of untold beauty. I ascend in elevators fit for the gods. Then I walk outside again and see the street defaced by the cruel storefronts of bank branches and mall chains, scornful of beauty.” […]
A copy of Citrus County has been getting passed around to Vol. 1 contributors for the last few weeks. We all like it, and wanted to hear more from John Brandon. We had our wish answered as The Rumpus did an interview with Mr. Brandon prior to their book club that will be discussing the book. Obviously a great read, but I’m having a hard time getting past the author’s picture; he looks like the guy who should be hunting […]