Pegged to an exhibition on lunch (!) that’s opening at the New York Public Library on Friday, there’s a brief history of the Automat over at the NYT. “Congratulations, your generation is the first generation in history to rebel by unsticking it to the man and instead sticking it to the weirdo freak musicians! I am genuinely stunned by this. Since you appear to love first generation Indie Rock, and as a founding member of a first generation Indie Rock […]
Weekend Bites: SFJ on Yauch, Preppy Animals Crackers, NPR on a Fug, Bushwick Daily, and More
Sasha Frere-Jones on Adam Yauch at The New Yorker. NPR on the life of Ed Sanders. At Slate: Jay McInerney and his wine. Matthew Friedberger (Fiery Furnaces) talks to Dylan Hicks at Largehearted Boy. Katarina Hybenova talks to L Magazine about Bushwick Daily. The real story behing Cinco de Mayo. Lilly Pulitzer designed boxes of Animals crackers. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
Morning Bites: Downton Abbey, Colin Meloy on NPR, Hitchens on Didion, St. Marks in the NYT, post-Borders, and more
Just what makes Downton Abbey the most popular costume drama in years? Colin Meloy of The Decemberists/writer of The Wildwood Chronicles, Book 1, was on this week’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! Do you have what it takes to be the managing editor of Rookiemag.com? Tavi Gevinson is looking for a managing editor, and it could possibly be the funnest job ever. Christopher Hitchens on Joan Didion’s new book, Blue Nights, at Vanity Fair. Sylvia Plath is getting her very own […]
Morning Bites: BOMB Fiction Contest, Tina Brown Picks, Ira Glass Soda Recipe, Debbie Downer Writes a Book and More
Rachel Dratch is writing a book. We are 110% behind this. BOMB Magazine has announced their 5th fiction contest, and Rivka Galchen is the judge. Tina Brown gives her “must reads” to NPR. Ira Glass gives us the secret recipe to Coca Cola Steve Martin is going to put out a second bluegrass album, and play five New York shows.
Liveblogging My First Thoughts About the new Walkmen Album, Lisbon
Posted by Jason Diamond I’m sure you’re saying “who the fuck cares?” but I feel like instead of giving you 500 words of hyperbole laced criticism, I’d write a track by track reaction to the latest album by The Walkmen, Lisbon, live, as I stream off NPR. Song 1: “Juveniles” Last year, I really liked the debut LP by California band Foreign Born. After listening to this opening track–which pretty much keeps the typical formula for a Walkmen song–I realized […]
This American Life taking a “hiatus” from the tube
“Basically, the deal is that it’s just a tremendous amount of work doing the radio show and the TV show” – Ira Glass
Bites: The only good Michael Jackson tribute, Philp Roth the new king of pop, visualizing Bolano, and more
And the best tribute to the late Michael Jackson goes to…WFMU! Philip Roth, the dance single “Thirteen microfilm reels of Nabokov’s now-public papers at the Library of Congress include notes on Lolita.” (From Maud Nelson) NPR says that non-fiction can be just as exciting as fiction for your summer reads, and makes my history degree seem a little bit more worth the trouble. Thanks. I was excited when I clicked the Litkicks link to “Bolano’s Savage Detectives visualized“, and really […]