May brings with it a host of noteworthy books that have caught our eye. Some are the latest works from authors who have become favorites over the years; others are structurally bold, socially relevant, or intensely disconcerting. (In some cases, they may be some combination of the above.) It’s going to be a good month for books, whether you’re looking for an illuminating take on music or an unsettling ghost story. Here are some of the books due out in […]
Posted by Jason Diamond I have this sneaking suspicion that there’s a homeless guy who is stealing my mail. I don’t have much evidence, except for the fact that a record I bough on eBay, and a galley copy of Mike Edison’s Dirty! Dirty! Dirty! (watch the 3-D trailer for the book) have found their way to the guy’s sidewalk bazaar a block away from my house. The record I can just listen to on Spotify, but I needed to give that book to a […]
Posted by Jason Diamond Today The Paris Review published this thing Josh MacIvor-Andersen wrote called “When I got Cable.” It’s awesome because it made me think “gee, that Lorin Stein is really dipping his toes in the low brow river by letting MacIvor-Andersen write about professional wrestling.” George Plimpton would probably think that MacIvor-Andersen’s piece was “a gas” or something like that.
At Housing Works, this Weds. He talked to Jewcy about the event.
The Literary Death Match makes it’s triumphant return to New York tonight, and has a cast of misfits unlike any of the previous lineups I’ve seen. Mike Edison performing? (Former Vol. 1 Brooklyn Storytelling host) Jena Friedman judging alongside Richard Nash and a fashion blogger? Seriously? Is “Jailbreak” by Thin Lizzy going to be looping in the background? Will Jena Friedman make a joke that offends over 70% of the crowd? Will Mike Edison condense his normally epic rock n’ […]
Bites: San Francisco Panorama, Fictonaut for the Holidays, Dawkins Getting Soft, Attenberg’s Blurbs, Orrin Hatch Ruins Hanukkah, and More
Panorama is out! “It is everything that your basic wretched and vapid Sunday SF Chronicle is not.” “Dave Eggers doesn’t look like a newspaper baron“ I think this San Fran food blog is excited. The people at Green Apple Books say the Panorama will “most certainly provide a bit of breathing room away from the vapid smog that seems to have engulfed much of the world of modern journalism.” They link to here when mentioning “vapid smog”. Indichik is hating. […]
Things going on that we find interesting for the next week. Next Thursday and Friday are up for grabs, since most people will be digesting and shopping. Friday, November 20th NYU takes over KGB for something called “Coming of Age on the Page”. Jonathan Liebson, Karol Nielsen, and Erik Rhey read. Saturday, November 21st Mike Edison, some wine in the afternoon, some blues. The guy has fun everywhere he goes. Sort of a no-brainer. 3pm at Le Du’s Wines, 600 […]