A roundup of things consumed by our contributors. Jason Diamond I went to Walton Ford’s opening at the Paul Kasmin Gallery a month or so ago, and became pretty obsessed with his work. I guess I’m including this because the exhibition closes on December 23rd, and if you’re in New York, I want you all to see it.
Indexing: Elif Batuman, Sara Levine, Don Quixote, James Wood, Matthew Henriksen, Gaslight Anthem, and a Brief Weather Report!
A roundup of things consumed by our editors. Jason Diamond Right now the pile of books on my desk includes The Common issue no. 2, Divorcer by Gary Lutz, and Matthew Henriksen’s Ordinary Sun. They’re all slimmer in size, so I’m hoping to finish them all this week (Lutz’s especially so Toby I and I can discuss it), and also start putting together my vacation reading list. My yearly time off is coming up, and the stress trying to pick a handful of […]
Martin Amis is blowing up on Twitter right at this very moment. He’s so hot right now.
Graydon talks about people missing the “funny” Martin Amis at the New York Times podcast.
Weekend Bites: Ploughshares in the 80’s, Tao’s Mixtape, Dust Jackets WTF?, Graydon’s Presidents, and More
Raymond Carver and other guest editors of Ploughshares from the 1980’s. Tao Lin makes a mixtape. Aleksandar Hemon: not a Jew. MobyLives ponders the point of dust jacket. Graydon Carter has a book out about American presidents. Who doesn’t think Martin Amis is great?
Arthur posted a 2003 interview with Alejandro Jodorowsky. It’s pretty epic. I think Martin Amis is worried about fading away. Proust, Darwin, and Andy Warhol: all hypochondriacs. First he finds Jesus, then puts out a Christmas album, now, Bob Dylan writes a fucking kids book. Lit Kicks interviews Walter Kirn, who wrote the book that got turned into a movie starring George Clooney. “William Burns” by Roberto Bolaño
Pizza meets math. Lit. Good for you Greg Kuntzman, ordering a chicken sandwich when talking to Jonathan Safran Foer. Paul Auster has a cool daughter. Nextbook announce a new “partnership” with record label, JDub Records. The Guardian gives us their books of the decade. HTMLGiant picks the most important poetry books of the 00’s. An interview with Martin Amis. New albums Titus Andronicus covering the Civil War on their next album. Interviews The Rumpus talks to a Mountain Goat. Politics […]
Malcolm Gladwell The internet is a-twitter with three things this morning: the anniversary of the collapse of the Berlin Wall, the health care bill, and Maureen Tkacik’s Nation piece, “Malcolm Gladwell for Dummies.” HTMLGIANT’s Justin Taylor sees the essay as more than just a piece on Gladwell, but also “worth looking at…in light of [the] ongoing discussion of what good criticism can or should look like.” The Millions wonders if this is “a tipping point for Gladwell haters.” Berlin Wall […]