Afternoon Bites: Literary Heroines, Detroit Leaning, Kate Beaton’s 1066 Quiz, and More

Emily Temple provides a list of the year’s best literary heroines. “It came from a time when all you had to do to look cool in a car was drive and angle back and listen to some good loud music and maybe bop your head slowly.” Chuck Eddy on the history of “Detroit Leaning.” Robert Morris on the significance of the Judson Dance Theater. Kate Beaton tests your knowledge of 1066. Behold: Matt Bell’s favorite books of 2012, and Sasha […]

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Afternoon Bites: Patton Oswalt chats with Harlan Ellison, Disco Inferno is reissued, heiresses get literary, and more

Patton Oswalt interviews Harlan Ellison. To repeat: Patton Oswalt interviews Harlan Ellison. As a bonus, said interview contains the phrase “Nebula Award-winning pee.” The esteemed Corey Eastwood has a new story, “Happy For Our Change,” up at Storychord. Jada Yuan reports from Sundance on Shut Up and Play the Hits (aka “the LCD Soundsystem documentary.”) At NPR, Emma Straub on heiress lit. Kate Beaton writes about where she reads. Ned Raggett on Disco Inferno, at Pitchfork. Farewell, Court Tavern. Follow […]

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Afternoon Bites: Kate Beaton, Blue Velvet, Lysley Tenorio, and more

Jason Rice on Lysley Tenorio’s upcoming collection Monstress: “Tenorio writes with a casual precision that bleeds equal parts emotion and resigned complacency.” If you’d like to invest in Portsmouth’s RiverRun Bookstore, this would be a good time to do so. And at Beyond the Margins, a “Save the Bookstore” day is proposed. (Both links via Michele Filgate.) Bill Wyman revisits Blue Velvet. Kate Beaton sends Nancy Drew to the Salem Witch Trials. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, and our Tumblr.

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