Iain Banks’s final interview; notes on the show “The Fall,” Michael Winslow’s Animal Collective collaboration, Jody Rosen on The Lonely Island, and more.
Talking Jonathan Rosenbaum at the Los Angeles Review of Books. Blake Butler on Thomas Bernhard: “[S]ome of the blackest, most bare-teethed realist writing available.” Kate Christensen on the egg. She Shreds magazine: profiling the likes of Mary Timony and Marnie Stern. Excellent. “…the onslaught of ecological disaster has been experienced by most of us (outside of New Orleans and Florida) as a media phenomenon. Of course, that’s all changing.” Jonathon Kyle Sturgeon on Nathaniel Rich’s Odds Against Tomorrow, and literary floods. […]
I wanted to learn about art. I swear. So, during the first semester of my third year of college, I registered for an art history course. There had been no prerequisites listed in the catalog, and registering for it had gone smoothly. Needless to say, I was asked to leave five minutes into it.
Morning Bites: Joan of Arc’s birthday, Kate Christensen’s pork dumplings, Björk in New York, Hitchens’ last, and more
Syd Barrett, Carl Sandburg, and Joan of Arc were all born on this day. Kate Christensen’s recipe for pork dumplings with scallion-ginger sauce. Vanity Fair runs Christopher Hitchens’ final column, “Charles Dickens Inner Child.” New fiction by J.E. Reich up at fwriction. (Then check out Reich’s Sunda Story.) Björk is going to be hanging out in New York quite a bit. 3 words: Ancient British porn. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, and our Tumblr. Got tips for Bites? Info@Vol1brooklyn.com
Morning Bites: Etgar Keret holiday card, Pushkin’s restaurant, Kate Christensen blogs about food, DeWitt’s response, and more
A restaurant named after one of Pushkin’s characters opens up in the West Village. Maybe Kate Christensen can check it out and write it up for her new food blog? Etgar Keret writes a Christmas card for Electric Literature. Jennifer Egan and books on mini farming: A.N. Devers year in reading at The Millions. Willa Paskin at Vulture points us to Helen DeWitt’s blog for her response to Michael H. Miller’s Observer profile on the Lightning Rods author. Julie Klausner talks to Popcandy. […]
Morning Bites: James Franco summer school, Melville’s birthday, Lemony Snicket on “The Astral,” and more
Today, we’ve got James Franco teaching more, the Moby-Dic writer would be celebrating his 191st birthday (if he wasn’t dead), the New Yorker makes a milli, and much more.
Weekend Bites: Postcards From Warhol, Dennis Cooper Christens Zachary German, Tumblr Book Deals, “Howl”, and More
Andy Warhol’s life “couldn’t fill a penny postcard“. Dennis Cooper christens Zachary German. Stuff Hipsters Hate gets a book deal. Tobi Vail on Kate Christensen. Some really cool jackets and bookmarks at Cup of Jo. The Big Other on John Ashbery’s Planisphere The reviews of “Howl” begin rolling in.