The Grant Morrison/Alan Moore feud is rapidly becoming the stuff of legend. The New Yorker officially launched Double Take, a blog dedicated to unearthing treasures from the magazine’s archives. If these picks from the staff are any indication, we welcome the addition to our RSS feed. (As an aside: John McPhee’s articles always have the best keywords.) Jon Cotner talked family recipes. Emerging Writers Network on the latest issue of New York Tyrant. The first images have surfaced from Eli […]
The New Inquiry talks to Eileen Myles. Jon Cotner and Claire Hamilton talks to moms about memorable moments of motherhood at The Haripin. The great trespass of the British countryside. There was once a time when people thought a great lawn led to utopia… Our own Jason Diamond went to see Zola Jesus at The Guggenheim. We talked about Jonathan Lethem’s 33 1/3 book for Talking Heads Fear of Music. We also talked to one of the co-creators of The […]
Morning Bites: More Literary Paint Chips, Walking With Cotner, Decoding Letters, Young Obama, and More
A Continuous Lean rounds up some of the best old car crash photos from a new Boston Public Library display. More Literary Paint Chips at The Paris Review. Jon Cotner and his band of merry walkers. Decoding letters written to The Economist in the 1970s. President Obama’s disdain for “bourgeois liberalism” and love of T.S. Eliot quotes. Mira Ptacin of Freerange Nonfiction talks about what it takes to throw a successful reading series. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
“As a member of the generation that learned everything we know from that show, my interest in The Simpsons-approved Poe eventually led me to experiment with Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Villon, and a bunch of other scumbags who tried to sweet-talk their way to easy street.” – Erik Bryan talks about Edgar Allan Poe’s cottage for The Morning News. The Millions takes a look at the slacker novel. Jon Cotner and Claire Hamilton go to a MoMA party to ask people what […]
Morning Bites: Illustrating Salinger, Ridley and Cormac, Bad Gatsby, Jon Cotner walks, K-Holes, and more
In the news this morning: Jon Cotner takes another long walk, anybody can give Fitzgerald’s masterpiece a bad review in this day and age, Ridley Scott does Corma McCarthy, Rachel Shukert on Oprah’s Jewish pals, and more.
Morning Bites: Edith Wharton’s birthday, reading Rushdie as protest, the Poem Forest, new Xiu Xiu, and more
Edith Wharton was born on this day in 1862. Jon Cotner tours the Poem Forest. Reading Salman Rushdie as a form of protest. Shalom Auslander is interviewed at Jewcy. Gloria Steinem is profiled at the Stanford blog. There’s a new Xiu Xiu album coming out, which means there will be new Xiu Xiu videos like the one up at Pitchfork right now. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr. Got tips for Bites? Info@Vol1brooklyn.com
Morning Bites: Why Steinbeck matters, NYT Notables, Norton Records, possible Dirk Nowitzki haikus, and more
Why John Steinbeck matters now more than ever (not counting the last time around he matter more than ever). Maud Newton backs this up. The New York Times 100 notable books of the last 365 days. Mark Cuban is publishing an eBook. We’re hoping that it’s all haikus about Dirk Nowitzki. Jon Cotner and Claire Hamilton take a trip to Fire Island, and they put together a beautiful slideshow for The Believer. Ronan Farrow, the son of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen, is […]
John Sinclair (above, middle) is interviewed at The Rumpus. Sixteen poems by Roberto Bolaño. Jon Cotner and Claire Hamilton spend four hours at the Armory. Deb Olin Unferth on the Bat Segundo Show. The BBC takes a look at Elizabeth Taylor’s life in film. A Weimar-era German “rail zeppelin” over at Boing Boing.