In our afternoon reading: revisiting Denis Johnson’s fiction, reviews of books by Natalie Eilbert and Molly Tanzer, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Emma Straub’s Latest, Lorin Stein, The End of Love Letters, Alejandro Jodorowsky, and More
For your Friday reading: a pair of reviews of Emma Straub’s The Vacationers, Jami Attenberg on love letters, Maura Johnston on radio, Lorin Stein interviewed, and much more.
Celebrating “Swann’s Way” in Brooklyn Bridge Park
As part of the Books Beneath the Bridge at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Community Bookstore and Vol. 1 Brooklyn will be celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Marcel Proust’s Swann’s Way.
Morning Bites: Etgar Keret, Tanlines Guy Archiving, Jazz Age Ladies, Molly Ringwald’s Boots, and More
We’d like to remind you that this Sunday, April 29th, we’re teaming up with Bomb, FSG, and Tumblr to bring you an evening with Etgar Keret who will be in conversation with Lorin Stein of The Paris Review at PowerHouse Arena. RSVP at Facebook. Cynthia Ozick is interviewed at The Guardian. Rebellious ladies of Fitzgerald’s Jazz Age. The Millions talk to Lauren Groff. LitKicks on Ed McClanahan’s I Just Hitched in From the Coast. The guy from Tanlines archives old Jewish […]
Morning Bites: Magic vs. Bird musical, Lorin Stein, Cormac McCarthy Yelps, drunk president, and more
Larry Bird vs. Magic Johnson: The Musical? Cormac McCarthy doing Yelp reviews. (We really want this to be real.) Lorin Stein of The Paris Review is a stylish dude. The NYPL president gets caught driving drunk. From typeface to Bob Dylan’s book, Slate picks some new classics. A.O. Scott revisits Sam Peckinpah’s 1969 Western The Wild Bunch. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, and our Tumblr.
What Would George Plimpton Do (WWGPD)?: Lorin Stein’s John Hancock
Posted by Jason Diamond If you’re thrifty and want to support a great literary magazine/institution, forty five bucks will get you a year subscription to The Paris Review, AND editor Lorin Stein will send you a holiday card with a customized message to you. We’d suggest asking him to comment on allegations that he’s a pimp, or getting him to say “Vol. 1 Brooklyn is my favorite blog.”
What Would George Plimpton Do (WWGPD?): Paris Review Imitators
Posted by Jason Diamond I read HTML GIANT every single day of the week, so how did I miss this? I wonder if Lorin Stein is laughing about this on the Paris Review blog, but behind closed doors he’s actually saying “That Jimmy Chen is a dead motherfucker!”?
What Would George Plimpton Do (WWGPD?): The Paris Review do Prince
Posted by Jason Diamond In my heart of hearts I hope that when Lorin Stein handed in his outline of things he wanted to do as editor of The Paris Review, in big purple letters it said “put up piece about Prince on the blog.” Mission accomplished good sir.