Hey, so this little-known zine called The New Yorker has written up our event for this Wednesday. We can only guess this will help us bring out a few lowbrow types. We’re also excited to mention that Mark Yarm has been added to the lineup, which means we have an official expert on Grunge since he is the guy who put together the massive oral history on the genre that pretty much defined the decade. Have you RSVPd yet? You […]
Indexing: Dispatches from Occupy, Alex Shakar, Lauren Beukes, The Metaphysical Club, grunge books, and much more
A roundup of things consumed by our editors. Tobias Carroll Mostly: this week’s involved reading coverage of Occupy Wall Street, whether up-t0-the-minute reporting on protests and arrests or the essays by Jeff Sharlet and Sarah Leonard in the latest issue of Bookforum. Sharlet’s omnipresence in my Twitter feed (and my already-high opinion of his writing) has also had the side effect of prompting me to pick up his essay collection Sweet Heaven When I Die. Between that and John Jeremiah Sullivan’s […]
Indexing: Murakami, Monica Drake, Robert Gardner/Coover, and Virtually Everything Else Imaginable.
A roundup of things consumed by our editors. Tobias Carroll I’m planning to start Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84 in the coming weeks. It’s been a while since I read one of his novels, and so picked up his After Dark as a sort of chaser. And…I’m not sure that I loved it. His evocation of nighttime moods is close to perfect, as is his suggestion of something unbearably sinister lying below the surface of daily life. But while he establishes a […]