In our weekend reading: adapting a Ted Chiang short story for film, Margo Jefferson on the election, and much more.
In our weekend reading: thoughts on Eimear McBride’s new novel, new music from Kim Gordon, great film adaptations of novels, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Roxane Gay, Alexander Chee on Combining Book Collections, Arthur Bradford Fiction, and More
In our afternoon reading: Roxane Gay on the latest from Joyce Carol Oates, new writing from Alexander Chee and Morgan Parker, fiction from Arthur Bradford, and more.
Morning Bites: Eula Biss, John Coltrane’s “Offering,” Peter Mendelsund on Cover Design, “Eraserhead” Revisited, and More
Checking in with Eula Biss, thoughts on Eraserhead, revisiting a John Coltrane live recording, Damian Barr and Hilary Mantel talk Thatcher, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Rebecca Mead on “Middlemarch,” James Turrell, Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra’s Latest, Farel Dalrymple, and More
This afternoon: Joyce Carol Oates on Rebecca Mead on Middlemarch, Farel Dalrymple’s new graphic novel, a look at Williamsburg’s DIY music venues, Russ & Daughters gets a documentary, and more.
Weekend Bites: Nick Cave to MTV, Nonrequired Reading, Wesley Stace, Soros Responds to Glenn Beck and More
Remember that time that Nick Cave told MTV that he didn’t want their stinking award? NY Tyrant takes the Best American Nonrequired Reading books to task at Vice. Wesley Stace talks to the New York Times. The cult of the sentence. George Soros finally responded to Glenn Beck’s (anti-Semitic) frequent attacks. Home cooking with Amy Sedaris. James Franco asks Judd Apatow how to host the Oscars. William F. Buckley on pot. NY Times Sunday Book Review Highlights Joyce Carol Oates’s […]
7:00 AMish Lev Grossman (via his Twitter) starts it off like this: 7:31 AM The news comes that Herta Mueller wins! Yippee! 7:35 AM I think back to this HTMLGiant post about a group of oddsmakers, and their picks for the prize. I scan for Mueller’s name, and find nothing. I think to myself “somewhere, somebody just hit the jackpot if they bet on her.” 7:37 AM My friend comes on Gchat to complain how the Nobel people are “antisemitic” […]