In our afternoon reading: fiction from Roxane Gay, thoughts on Elle Nash’s new book, and much more.
Morning Bites: A Wodehouse Birthday, Wareham on Mazzy Star, Revisiting “Wild Style,” Donald Margulies, and More
Celebrating P.G. Wodehouse’s birthday; revisiting Wild Style; Dean Wareham reviewed Mazzy Star’s new album; and more.
Indexing: Amelia Gray Fever, Flaubert By Lydia Davis, Russian Protest Reading, Finishing Pulphead, And More
A roundup of things consumed by our contributors.
Posted by Jason Diamond “Just because I speak with a posh southern public school accent everybody assumes I’m posh or I’m a toff.” – A man wearing a cravat while reviewing P.G. Wodehouse.
There’s going to be a Labyrinth graphic novel prequel! P.G. Wodehouse talks to The Paris Review in 1975. A Brooklyn guy who makes Rube Goldberg machines. This Thursday, January 12th, is the Couplet poetry series. RSVP at Facebook. Wild Flag plays Fallon. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, and our Tumblr. Got tips for Bites? Info@Vol1brooklyn.com
Indexing: How much Wodehouse can you take(?), Cannery Row, Lispector, L.A. Review of Books podcast, and much more
A roundup of things consumed by our contributors. Tobias Carroll We’ve got two weeks of reading here. This….might take a while. Though it’s a strange cosmic joke that I made my way through the 850-page novel on the list to follow faster than nearly everything else on it.
Posted by Jason Diamond Fifteen years ago this week I attained my drivers license, and then took my first solo drive to a record store so I could purchase Less Talk, More Rock by the Canadian pop punk band Propagandhi. Among songs titled “Nailing Descartes to the Wall/(Liquid) Meat Is Still Murder” and a bunch of lyrics decrying everything from sexism to homophobia, there was a line from the least-political song on the album, “Anchorless,” that really stuck with me […]
Posted by Jason Diamond I’m normally the first guy to come charging out of the foxhole when somebody is accused of being an anti-Semite (example: my article today on the IKEA founder’s ties to the Nazis), but I’m going to have to go with my gut and say that PG Wodehouse was not a Nazi stooge. Even though he did radio shows for them during the second world war, I’d be pretty willing to bet that if a bunch of […]