Have you checked out Feedback Press? Obviously we’re excited because our own Tobias Carroll is involved (figured that needed to be mentioned), but chapbooks by Maura Johnston, Mike McGonigal, and other great people is something we’d mention anyway. An unreleased Kurt Vonnegut novella from the late 1940s will be released today. Amelia Gray on the water in Los Angeles at GOOD. Hunger Games fever is upon us. We should probably mention the Wes Anderson commercial. Ancient Egypt making a comeback […]
Today: writers tell the Daily Beast their favorite summer reads, Kurt Vonnegut is banned in a Missouri school, Andrew Bird covers “It’s Not Easy Being Green,” and a bunch more.
Bites: Karen Russell all Over the Place, Remembering Reagan, Spinoza, Rick Moody on Rock Books and More
Karen Russell talks to the Bat Segundo Show about her latest book, Swamplandia! The book was also the cover story for the Sunday Book Review. To celebrate 100 years of Reagan, Mother Jones digs up a 1984 issue that included Kurt Vonnegut, Studs Terkel, Al Franken and a bunch of fantastic artwork that tries to imagine what four more years of The Gipper would hold. “I am putting my money on Spinoza and not on Descartes.” – Commentator for this […]
Posted by Jason Diamond Prince Rama, whose new album Shadow Temple, comes out on Animal Collectives Paw Tracks label on Sept. 14th, makes a sound that brings to mind Werner Herzog soundtracks done by Popol Vuh mixed Gang Gang Dance off-kilter beats. I guess the fact that it was recorded in Kurt Vonnegut’s grandson’s cabin also merits some mention. But I’m not sure exactly why. Listen: Prince Rama – “Lightning Fossil“
I’ve actually never been to a museum for a writer, and I really don’t find myself in Indianapolis very often, but if for some reason I’m in Indy, I will check this out. The Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library will open in November in the historic Emelie Building, at 340 N. Senate Ave. in Indianapolis. It will chronicle the author’s life and long literary career. (Via CBS Chicago) Thanks Largehearted Boy for the tip. Posted by Jason Diamond
The Novels of Hans Keilson discussed at the Book Review podcast. Letters from Vonnegut. Marmaduke, by Franz Kafka John Brandon interviewed at GQ. Overrated writers list is pretty much dead on. I like every essay at Dangerous Minds that discusses forgotten 60’s bands. Today, it’s Eddy Grant’s pre”Electric Avenue” band The Equals.
Bites: My Chemical Goethemance, Talking About Eggers One Last Time in ’09, The Ramone Poet, Cassettes, and More
New York Review of Books cartoonist David Levine has passed away. Virginia Woolf: difficult to read. Goethe, Byron, and My Chemical Romance? Maybe for the last time in 2009, we have some Dave Eggers news via this interview. Dee Dee Ramone: the Yogi Berra of punk rock poetry? A little story about Kurt Vonnegut and a failed Saab dealership. (Thanks Maud Newton) Fictionaut talks to author Curtis Smith. 2009 was a good year for angry writers. Cassettes never went away! […]
Bites: Big Screen Risk, Blossoming Literary Bromance, Vonnegut Makeover, Folks Covering Punks, Doomsday FAIL, and More
Little known fact: The editors of this site are huge fans of the board game Risk. We aren’t totally sure how we feel about a movie adaptation starring the Fresh prince of Bel-Air though. Lit. The Faster Times takes a look at McSweeney’s taking a stab at making a newspaper. Three Guys One Book really, really like The Iron Will of Shoeshine Cats by Hesh Kestin, but they don’t have a crush on the author. Colin Meloy of the band […]