Thoughts on new fiction from Meg Wolitzer and a new album from Ex Hex, short stories from some excellent NYC-based writers, Elif Batuman on marriage and Gone Girl, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Justin Taylor Interviewed, Marie-Helene Bertino Recommends Books, Christina Nichol, Skybridges, and More
Interviews with Justin Taylor and Christina Nichol, a look at the skybridges of Manhattan, Marie-Helene Bertino recommends books, thoughts on Kate Zambreno’s Green Girl, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Murakami’s Latest, Giorgio Moroder, Marie-Helene Bertino, Musical Instruments of the Future, and More
Thoughts on realism in fiction and Haruki Murakami’s latest, building the musical instruments of the future, a history of Dick Tracy, new writing from Marie-Helene Bertino, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Marie-Helene Bertino, The Faulkner Museum, Aimee Bender Interviewed, Witold Gombrowicz, and More
An excerpt from Marie-Helene Bertino’s new novel, a look at the Faulkner Museum, revisiting Witold Gombrowitz, Thao Nguyen at MoMA, and more.
Morning Bites: Record Collectors, An Emma Straub Essay, Marie-Helene Bertino, Noah Cicero Interviewed, and More
Delving deep into record-collecting subcultures, Emma Straub on road trips, new writing from Lisa Wells and Marie-Helene Bertino, the year’s best indie books (so far), talking with Noah Cicero, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Sarah Glidden’s Next Book, K Records Lit, Marie-Helene Bertino Interviewed, and More
“Such snapshots are pre-Instagram, but the hazy romanticism that now glosses that world for me came startlingly back to life when I read Love Rock Revolution.” Sarah Dougher reviewed Mark Baumgarten’s Love Rock Revolution for the Los Angeles Review of Books. Sarah Glidden’s Rolling Blackouts: coming next year on Drawn & Quarterly. Martin Douglas’s essay on race and indie rock is fantastic. Walter Kirn on Biblical marginalia. Marie-Helene Bertino, whose Safe As Houses is well worth your time, is interviewed by The Paris Review. Elaine […]
Afternoon Bites: Neverending Songs, An Epic Peter Straub Interview, Free Ham, Vanessa Veselka and the Truck Stop Killer, and More
There is a sequel to the bizarre adventure comic Far Arden? Excellent. Vanessa Veselka’s “The Truck Stop Killer” may fill your daily required dosage of excellent nonfiction. Douglas Wolk explores the world of very, very long songs. Jason Rice on Marie-Helene Bertino’s “Free Ham.” Nightmare Magazine has published the first part of a lengthy interview with Peter Straub. Ben Tanzer has new fiction up at Hobart. Hyperallergic has some art world-themed costume suggestions for your young’uns. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and […]
Afternoon Bites: Marie-Helene Bertino, Remixed Philip Glass, Junot Díaz on ”Watership Down,” and More
“Books like Safe as Houses remind me of the feeling I first had reading Lewis Carroll, a feeling that keeps me coming back to genre fiction in all its forms: that some people see the world very differently, and that it’s immense fun to borrow their perspective and see it along with them.” Jenn Northington looks at Marie-Helene Bertino’s collection Safe as Houses. New fiction from Matt Bell, Amber Sparks, and more can be found in this anthology. Junot Díaz on Watership Down. T.C. […]