In our morning reading: thoughts on the works of Yuri Herrera and Nora Ephron, talking with the experimental group Kill Alters, and more.
Weekend Bites: Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Natalie Eilbert Poetry, Nora Ephron, Experimental Feminist Literature, and More
In our weekend reading: new writing from Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Natalie Eilbert, and Bijan Stephen; Paula Bomer interviewed by Karolina Waclawiak; and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Murakami’s Latest, Giorgio Moroder, Marie-Helene Bertino, Musical Instruments of the Future, and More
Thoughts on realism in fiction and Haruki Murakami’s latest, building the musical instruments of the future, a history of Dick Tracy, new writing from Marie-Helene Bertino, and more.
Morning Bites: Nora Ephron’s Books, Amanda Petrusich on 78s, Chris Abani, Courtney Maum Interviewed, and More
The surreal side of science fiction, an excerpt from Amanda Petrusich’s look at record collectors, interviews with Courtney Maum and Kyle Minor, and more.
Nora Ephron’s son, Jacob Bernstein, has lined up some seriously heavy hitters to help produce a HBO documentary on his beloved mother. We’re going to have to host some sort of viewing party for this with Katz’s Deli and lots of kleenex. In other news: HBO loves writers more than just about any network on television. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google +, our Tumblr, and sign up for our mailing list.
Grant Gee is interviewed about his film Patience (After Sebald). Lindsay Zoladz’s essay on Fiona Apple is pretty terrific. The Brooklyn Rail on MP3 blogs, international music, and cultural exchange. Popmatters on the wonder that is Jaded Punk Hulk. Nora Ephron contributed to New York‘s Scandals issue. If you’ve ever wanted to see a Game of Thrones/Hark! A Vagrant cross-over, go here and scroll down a bit. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
Nathan Englander’s got a new collection coming out, What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, as well as an upcoming play based off a story from his first collection of stories. What else has Mr. Englander got coming up? Well, he’s in conversation with Nora Ephron at Symphony Space on January 25th, and we’ve got a pair of tickets to give out. What do you have to do win them? Tweet the hashtag #NoraandNathan at @Vol1Brooklyn. Winners will be picked […]
Weekend Bites: Syd Barrett Biography, Nora Ephron, Fox News Reliable Source, Shteyngart + Moody And More
At Boston Globe: Talking about a new a new Syd Barrett biography. At The New York Times: Nora Ephron is the 69-year-old that I’d most like to hang out with. At The Guardian: Christopher Hitchens may have cancer, but he can still kick Tony Blair’s ass at a debate. At Mediate: Fox News is finally using The Onion as a source. At Beatrice: Shteyngart and Moody to do some sci-fi.