In our morning reading: an interview with Donika Kelly, thoughts on the music of Bobby Lee, and more.
Morning Bites: Morgan Parker Nonfiction, Michael J. Seidlinger, Revisiting Miles Davis, Laura van den Berg, and More
In our morning reading: nonfiction by Morgan Parker and Laura van den Berg, an excerpt from Troy James Weaver’s novel, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Whit Stillman, Tom Williams’s Latest, New Megan Stielstra Writing, Wendy C. Ortiz, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Whit Stillman and Chris Eigeman; reviews of new books from Tom Williams, Wendy C. Ortiz, and Naomi Jackson; new writing from Megan Stielstra; and more.
Afternoon Bites: Eula Biss, Revisiting Miles Davis, Geoff Rickly on Richard Powers, J. David Osborne Interviewed, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Eula Biss, revisiting two mid-70s Miles Davis albums, J. David Osborne talks publishing, catching up with Atticus Lish, and more.
Morning Bites: Geoff Dyer Interviewed, Literary Eating, Marissa Nadler, Miles Davis on Film, and More
Talking with Geoff Dyer and Marissa Nadler, revisiting late-80s cult films, the best books about writers, and more.
Morning Bites: Saving the OWS library, Will Hermes, what Jenny Slate reads, what happened to Lolita, and more
At Salon: How Jami Attenberg (and friends) tried to help rescue the OWS library. Another excerpt from Will Hermes’s fantastic Love Goes to Buildings on Fire: Five Years That Changes Music Forever. What really happened to Lolita. Jenny Slate tells The Atlantic what she reads. PBS announces return dates for Downton Abbey and Sherlock NPR reflects on the “great, often bizarre” Miles Davis quintet. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, and our Tumblr.
Bites: Neil Young, Kind of Blue turns fifty, Mad Men officially “darn good”, David Foster Wallace, and more.
By Jason Diamond Neil Young didn’t really enjoy Woodstock it would seem. “It was exactly fifty years ago today to the minute that the first member of the general public tried to use Miles Davis’ jazz classic Kind of Blue to get laid.” (Thanks The Awl) The Millions weighs in on Mad Men, and says it’s “darn good.” The Scowl interviews writer Dave Reidy. Conversational Reading continues on David Foster Wallace. At this point, I’m willing to admit that Colbert […]