Interviews with Leigh Stein and Teju Cole, news of a new Sleater-Kinney album, Neil Gaiman on Mary Shelley, and much more in this morning’s reading.
Morning Bites: Jarmusch on Twain, Dark Room Collective, Heavy Metal Don Quixote, Allison Crutchfield, and More
This morning: Jim Jarmusch on Mark Twain, the history of the Dark Room Collective, Don Quixote-inspired metal, and more.
“I am drawn to confusion: how we try to make sense of things, relationships, work, our family history, and how we cope, both in healthy and unhealthy ways, as well as compulsions, how we get stuck, and our desire to be unstuck, mostly, but not entirely, because those compulsions are part of our worldview.” Chicago’s Ben Tanzer is interviewed at Big Other. (We reviewed his Hold Steady-inspired novel You Can Make Him Like You last year.) A John Zorn-directed film […]
Chicago teacher Lincoln Brown was suspended for five days without pay for trying to teach his students about racism by discussing the original way Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn was written as an example.
Afternoon Bites: The Parker Posey/Mark Twain Connection, Laird Hunt Talks Noir, Blake Butler and Sean Kilpatrick Team Up, and more
Literary links for the afternoon of January 30, 2012. Features appearances from Parker Posey, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mark Twain, Laird Hunt, Blake Butler, Sara Levine, and Sean Kilpatrick.
Morning Bites: Mark Twain and Bo Jackson eating birthday cake, Morrissey Gets a Job, British newspapers, and more
Jonathan Swift, Mark Twain, Winston Churchill, and Bo Jackson were all born on this day. Only Twain got a Google Doodle, proving that Bo don’t know Google Doodles. Morrissey Gets a Job is probably our favorite thing of the week. 300 years of British newspapers are now available online at The British Newspaper Archive. More on the fate of the OWS library by Emily Witt at The Observer. N+1 on Occupy LSX. Royal Young talks to Nancy Milford about Zelda […]
Posted By Jason Diamond Yelp reviews tend to serve two purposes for me: they tell me whether or not a place is good at giving people food poisoning, or they help me kill time when I’m bored and Wikipedia and Youtube just won’t do. I’m not sure if I’d call my obsession with reading Yelp reviews strange or quirky, after all, some of my friends spend hours of their day reading over Craigslist missed connections (or the n+1 version…), and […]
At The New York Times: Stephen Colbert shares his thoughts on the removal of the “N” word from Huckleberry Finn. At Cynical-C Blog: Roger Ebert also has some views on the censoring of Mark Twain’s classic. At Jewcy: Jason interviewed Myla Goldberg. At Moby Lives: When Penguin Classics was a record label.