In our afternoon reading: an interview with Gabrielle Civil, book recommendations from Julio Torres, and more.
New Order’s 18-minute-long Ian Curtis tribute “Elegia” is coming to vinyl. One of Vol.1’s editors is so excited about this that he accidentally bought two copies. Edward Champion reports on a Behind the Book reading featuring Tom Perrotta, Jurgen Fauth, and Mark Leyner. A Roxane Gay essay on The Hunger Games? Yes, we will read that essay. At Hero Complex, Neal Kirby remembers his father. (Who happens to be one Jack Kirby.) Henry Stewart is not enamored with Rex Reed’s approach […]
Afternoon Bites: The Contents of Blake Butler’s Apartment, Great New Order Covers, Kelefa Sanneh Talks Hardcore, And More
“A rug my mom bought me after I said I couldn’t find a rug. A small collage I bought from a friend. An MS Paint portrait of Muggsy Bogues I bought from a friend. The ceiling fan. A long black coffee table from Ikea.” Blake Butler lists the contents of his apartment, which also includes a lot of Magic: The Gathering paraphernalia. And at Vice, he writes about Sean Kilpatrick’s fuckscapes. Would you like to see noted journalist and critic […]
New Order/Joy Division bassist Peter Hook has written a tell-all book about the famous Manchester club The Haçienda that was the epicenter of the “Madchester” sound in the late 80’s and early 90’s titled; The Hacienda: How Not to Run a Club (Simon & Schuster). According to Pitchfork however, the book might be a little too juicy. A new independent bookstore, Greenlight Bookstore, will be opening in Fort Greene in the Fall. In a time where people need these resources […]