In our morning reading: considering the legacy of Osamu Dazai, an interview with Nick Drnaso, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Stacey D’Erasmo, Alexander Chee Poetry, Jen Doll & Catherine Lacey Interviewed, U.S. Maple Revisited, and More
Thoughts on the new novel from Stacey D’Erasmo, interviewed with Geoff Dyer and Jen Doll and Catherine Lacey, new writing from Alexander Chee and Madeline McDowell, and more.
Steven Patrick Morrissey was born on this day in 1959. A night with Maira Kalman and friends. Emily St. John Mandel was the guest on this week’s episode of the Other People podcast. Louis C.K. hires Woody Allen’s former editor for Louie. New music now available from Leda, featuring (among others) Amy Klein and Permanent Wave’s Heidi Vanderlee. Peter Weir has plans to adapt Jennifer Egan’s novel The Keep for the big screen. Dan Wickett looks at new short fiction […]
Elizabeth Jones came up with an idea that we’re truly shocked nobody else has had: a book fair for food books on the Williamsburg waterfront. Jones is currently looking for some help from people via Kickstarter, and has said if she reaches they surpass their goal that everybody gets in for free. Really, what could be better than hanging out by the water on a beautiful spring day and talking about cookbooks?
Morning Bites: The Louvin Brothers, The Moment, Isaac Newton’s sins, the Why We Broke Up project, and more
Benjamin Whitmer, who helped Charlie Louvin of the Louvin Brothers write a memoir, talks to Book Bench. Daniel Handler and Maira Kalman present the Why We Broke Up project. Larry Smith of SMITH Magazine talks about The Moment. J. Hoberman is out as the Village Voice film critic. (Shame!) Isaac Newton’s list of sins. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, and our Tumblr. Got tips for Bites? Info@Vol1brooklyn.com
WFMU on the artwork of Aleksandra Waliszewska. (We especially love Dargeresque painting above.) Michael Pollan and Maira Kalman team up for an illustrated version of Pollan’s Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual. “The pleasures of reading Haruki Murakami could easily be mistaken for a list of his vices.” – Christian Lorentzen at The Observer. Ever wonder what would happen if you mixed H.P. Lovecraft with Charlie Brown? Wonder no more. Edward Gorey: Total fashion icon. Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine starts a […]
Maira Kalman, Dave Eggers, David Byrne, and Alice Waters team up with Levi’s to design t-shirts with proceeds going to The Edible Schoolyard. Jews try and forgive H.P. Lovecraft for being an anti-Semite. Edward Champion talks to Dana Spiotta at McNally Jackson. The American Folk Art Museum tries to figure out how to keep going. (We sure hope it does.) Some interesting folks acting in an upcoming Jeff Buckley biopic.
The Penguin Classics influenced art of Harland Miller. Not totally what we would have picked for the ten best indie bookstores in New York. (No BookCourt???) “I like being on assignment. There’s something exciting about having a mission to go out into the world and report on what I see. Of course it’s a memoir and it’s personal, but I’m also interested in conveying what’s actually going on out there. I see the relationship as concrete, which is why I […]