Afternoon Bites: Televised Stephen Elliott, Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, Justin Long at WORD, And More

So yeah, Stephen Elliott was on CBS This Morning this week to talk about The Rumpus’s Letters In The Mail program. Video is below: This spring, members of The National will be curating the Crossing Brooklyn Ferry festival at BAM. Vol.1’s Tobias Carroll had some thoughts on the initial announcement of this a few weeks ago for The L Magazine. Actor/onetime “I’m a Mac” guy Justin Long paid a visit to WORD. David Hyde Pierce talks to the Times about […]

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Famous Literary People I Wouldn’t Want To Hang Out With: Oscar Wilde

Posted by Jason Diamond Today I came upon the realization that I would never want to hang out with Oscar Wilde if given the chance.¬† I stumbled upon this minor revelation as I was reading “Oscar Wilde, Classics Scholar” by Daniel Mendelsohn on the train ride back to Brooklyn today. It’s nothing against Mr. Mendelsohn’s piece.¬† It’s just Wilde strikes out due to the fact that he was both: A “dandy.” and A “classics scholar.” One of those things at […]

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Bites: The Pope embraces dandyism, Gary Indiana, own a piece of Virginia Woolf history, indie supergroups, new bookstores, and more

First the Pope says Potter is alright, now the Vatican is cool with the king of the dandies, Oscar Wilde. Strange things are afoot in Rome. Gary Indiana picks songs that relate to his newest work, The Shanghai Gesture, on Largehearted Boy. The beach that inspired Virginia Woolf to write To The Lighthouse is up for sale (thanks Litkicks) I guess starting an indie supergroup means that you need to sound like an updated version of The Traveling Wilburys, which […]

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