Of course Charlie Sheen put out a book of poetry. Of course he did. Jamie Iredell gives Largehearted Boy a playlist for his latest book, The Book of Freaks. James Yeh takes a look at some of his favorite highlights from Open City Magazine. Stephen King’s going to write a novel about the JFK assassination. Aldous Huxley’s children’s book is re-published. Blade Runner 2. This sounds like a really awful idea.
Reviewed by Tobias Carroll Bryan Charles There’s a Road to Everywhere Except Where You Came From Open City, 240 p. Bryan Charles’s There’s a Road to Everywhere Except Where You Came From opens with some words on its creation. “It was written with the aid of contemporaneous personal journals,” Charles writes about this account of his life in New York from 1998 to 2002. It’s an interesting note, in light of what follows, and one that helps to establish the […]
Good Things to do for the Holidays: Charles Bock’s Family, Help a Drummer, Literary Kickstarter and More
Posted by Jason Diamond Did you save money this year on your holiday shopping? Did you get a bag of cash for Hanukkah? Are you an atheist millionaire with a heart of gold and a pension for tax breaks? Here are four ways to do something good this holiday season: 1. Give some cash to Charles Bock’s family. His wife is in the hospital with leukemia and need some help. There is a massive benefit planned for February (see flyer […]
No shame in the game: I have left a copy of the new Open City in the bathroom that others might discover Samantha Gillison’s wry, wistful story “The Conference Rat.” (Via Paris Review blog)
I’ve been dropping the ball on this one for three years. I’ll start making it up by seeing Jason Brown read at the Open City reading at KGB tomorrow (June 23rd) with Anna Godbersen and Malerie Willens. UPDATE: Open City Editor and co-founder, Thomas Beller, alerted us that Jason Brown WON’T be reading tomorrow. However, since this is Open City we’re talking about, they will probably get somebody else equally as cool.