Jeanne Thornton, whose The Dream of Doctor Bantam was excerpted here last year, was interviewed at Bookslut. Hey, new David Bowie album later this year. Melissa Gira Grant on the history of Facebook. Slant Magazine has a look at a new DVD of Paul Newman’s adaptation of Ken Kesey’s Sometimes a Great Notion. Teju Cole shares his thoughts on Michael Haneke’s Amour. There’s a new issue of Storychord up. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
Band Booking: Cave Singers
Posted by Tobias Carroll Since their debut, 2007’s Invitation Songs, Seattle’s Cave Singers have quietly created their own musical space: Pete Quirk’s impossibly world-weary vocals; Derek Fudesco’s precisely played guitar; Marty Lund’s drumming veering somewhere between punk rock and a far-off dancefloor. This year brings their third album, No Witch, a stylistic and textural expansion of their sound: it contains both their loudest work and their most intimate. Via email, Lund and I discussed tour reading materials, Keith Richards, and […]
Bites: Newman’s Take on Kesey, American Psycho, Morrissey’s Memoirs, Talking Animals of Fiction, and More
The Stranger talks about Paul Newman’s film adaptation of Ken Kesey’s Sometimes a Great Notion. The musical version of American Psycho, is closer than ever to being a reality. Over at Flavorwire, Adam Wilson takes a look at animal narrators in fiction. A librarian ponders life after Brooklyn. Morrissey’s memoir =’s untold riches and dream fulfillment. More info about the Riot Grrrl collection at NYU. New Yorker writer Ian Frazier: Sandy. And other nicknames of the “literary elite“. The Rumpus […]
Recipes for Literature: Viv Stamper’s Maple-Buttered Baked Apples With Candied Pecans
By Cara Nicoletti Ken Kesey’s Sometimes a Great Notion is a sprawling epic chronicling the lives of a logging family in Wakonda, Oregon. Complete with deep-seated brotherly hatred, savage revenge plots, repressed silences and Oedipal lust, there is hardly a bleaker, more raw look into family dysfunction and hard-headed stubbornness. The only moments of relief from the stream of heartache and cold, beating rain come when the Stamper family is gathered around the table. The Stamper men wake up in […]