Jonathan Wilson’s “Kick and Run” and the Golden Age of Soccer Writing

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Jonathan Wilson’s Kick and Run is subtitled “Memoir With Soccer Ball,” which serves as a deeply accurate description of what one will find inside. Wilson’s life has taken him from his native London to Israel to the United States, where he currently resides. The book covers his family’s history, his own fondness for American literature, and the ways in which he has felt like an outsider, encompassing questions of culture, nationality, geography and aesthetics.. The through line here is Wilson’s passion […]

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Indexing: Asbury Park, Seth Fried, Turgenev, magazines, Jonathan Wilson, and more

Our editors weekly roundup of what they’re consuming. Tobias Carroll And so: headed to Asbury Park this past weekend for the All Tomorrow’s Parties festival. Had a fine time; saw amazing sets from Factory Floor and Swans and Portishead and Public Enemy; saw Jeff Mangum plan a stellar Daniel Johnston cover and Matt Sweeney join Bonnie “Prince” Billy on stage for a stunning version of “Beast for Thee.” I also did some reading.

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Bites: Hanukkah Stories, Maud Newton’s Faves, Zak Smith Picks, Tiger, and More

Over at the New Yorker, Hanukkah stories courtesy of Yoni Brenner. Maud Newton reflects on her favorite books of 2009. Gabriel Garcia Marquez gave Fidel Castro a copy of Bram Stokers Dracula. Zak Smith picks a top three over at HTMLGiant. American Psycho, Motley Crue, Sam Lipsyte, and Ghostworld are each mentioned in Details 25 Greatest Generation X books list. Tiger “Mistresses of Tiger Woods march on Washington” The Borowitz Report. Over at The Faster Times, Jonathan Wilson gives us […]

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