At New York Magazine, New York Magazine hits it right on the head with the title for the Jon Stewart/Daily Show profile, “America is a Joke“: “Jon has chronicled the death of shame in politics and journalism,” says Brian Williams, the NBC Nightly News anchor who is a frequent Daily Show guest. “Many of us on this side of the journalism tracks often wish we were on Jon’s side. I envy his platform to shout from the mountaintop. He’s a […]
Stuff Elif Batuman Says
Maybe I should start a Tumblr all about Elif Batuman and get a book deal? “I’m so happy and honored to learn that the American people are only slightly less interested in my harrowing undercover journey to the inner circles of graduate school as they are in the significantly more harrowing journey of Agent Dobyns!” (Via her blog) “The mid-20s is also such a bad time in your life. You will probably be depressed and miserable anyway. If you are […]
Bites: An Andy Warhol, Unstoppable Eggers, Paris Review, Stephen King Doing Vampires, Chuck Biscuits Ain’t Dead, Sufjan, and more.
A bunch of people at the New York Review of Books ask that question “What is an Andy Warhol?” I guess this self-portrait would count. Lit. You can’t stop another Dave Eggers-related film from being made. You just can’t “Hyperbolic? Perhaps, but the sentiment is genuine.” Chuck Palahniuk’s blog weighs in on the Paris Review Interviews. So does The Millions. Richard Rushfield wrote a book about going to Hampshire College, and likes Pere Ubu, Joy Division, and Dinosaur Jr. I […]
Bites: The perfect H.P. Lovecraft gift, bad panels, Bukowski’s computer, Todd Barry, Thurston Moore, and more.
If you really want to know what I want for Hannukah, go over to Propnomicon and pick me up some gear from Miskatonic University. Because nothing says Jewish holiday like H.P. Lovecraft. (Thanks Jacket Copy) Lit. Maybe the worst name for a literary festival panel: “What book would you like to snuggle under covers with, and why?” Alice in Wonderland in the nude. (Thanks Boing Boing) Sooo, the 50 Cent “Self-help book”, The 50th Law, will quote “Malcolm X, Miles […]
Weekend Bites: The Rumpus vs. Amazon, David Sedaris, Wu-Tang legos, and more
Wu-Tang Legos! The Rumpus seriously doesn’t like Amazon. The title “The Rumpus Continues it’s War Against Amazon“, should be the first thing to tip you off. David Sedaris likes Friday Night Lights. Slate asks Jon Stewart to change his last name back to Jon Leibowitz Starbucks, you will never be cool again.