In our afternoon reading: delving into the film adaptation of “Motherless Brooklyn,” revisiting Stephen Crane’s Asbury Park years, and more.
Weekend Bites: Amber Sparks, Harriet Wilson Revisited, Bernardine Evaristo, Jonathan Lethem Interviewed, and More
In our weekend reading: thoughts on Amber Sparks’s forthcoming collection, interviews with Bernardine Evaristo and Jonathan Lethem, and more.
Morning Bites: Jeff Lemire, Halloween in Fiction, Adapting “Motherless Brooklyn,” Sun Ra Revisited, and More
In our morning reading: talking horror with Jeff Lemire, a literary look at Halloween, and more.
Morning Bites: Andre Perry, Jami Attenberg’s Latest, Revisiting Anthony Braxton, Helen McClory, and More
In our morning reading: reviews of books by Andre Perry and Jami Attenberg, fiction from Helen McClory, and more.
Get Retro in the “Motherless Brooklyn” Trailer
The film adaptation of Jonathan Lethem’s 1999 novel Motherless Brooklyn has been in the works for a while. In a 2010 interview, Edward Norton said, “I think I would definitely like to act in it but the directing thing I think we’ll have to wait and see.” Things have changed since then: for the finished film, Norton served as writer, director, and star. Much like the character he once voiced on The Simpsons, Norton is indeed a triple threat.
Afternoon Bites: Brandon Hobson, Jonathan Lethem on Narrators, Josephine W. Johnson, Kristen Arnett on Taxidermy, and More
In our afternoon reading: Brandon Hobson and Kristen Arnett look back at the year, Jonathan Lethem discusses narrators, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Jonathan Lethem’s Playlist, Scholastique Mukasonga, Revisiting “They Live,” Pop and Melancholy, and More
In our afternoon reading: a playlist from Jonathan Lethem, a look at pop and melancholy, and more.
Morning Bites: Lucia Berlin Revisited, Jonathan Lethem, Gabino Iglesias Interviewed, Sharron Kraus, and More
In our morning reading: revisiting the works of Lucia Berlin, interviews with Gabino Iglesias and Idra Novey, and more.