On Saturday afternoon I watched the gaunt and jaunty Mr. Met trot out from right field to unleash an onslaught upon the ambivalent, half-filled stands of Citi Field. Those of us willing to watch the Mets fall to the Kansas City Royals in a 4-3 twelve inning war of attrition rose up and offered our richest enthusiasm of the day. Not to a swift diving catch or seam-splitting dinger. These vigorous roars of excitement went to a person (gender, race, […]
75-Year-old Penguin Buys a Car
Penguin is 75 years old. I know this thanks to Jacket Copy. I’d like to thank Penguin for putting out the Viking Portable Library series, and also finding a way to get their tote bags on the shoulders of so many pretty girls.
Bites: Twilight, The Beets, Leonard Michaels, and asking what really matters anymore?
Hipster Runoff “tries to understand Twilight, without actually reading it.” And in doing so, writes just about the only thing on the movie/book that I’ve ever cared enough to read about. Vol. 1 Story Series reader, and contributor to the site, Tobias Carroll went to go see The Beets, Golden Triangle, and Thee Oh Sees (maybe the best lineup of the summer), and this is what he thought. Tablet discusses the essays of the late Leonard Michaels Carrie Brownstein asks […]
Bites: Another Hemingway and another edit, literary threesomes, Fleet Foxes, we are all Woody Allen
How many more of Hemingway’s relations are going to edit A Moveable Feast? Fashion illustrator Ruben Toledo, whose work with his wife Isabel is currently on display at The Museum at FIT, has redesigned the front flaps of three Penguin Classics: The Scarlett Letter, Wuthering Heights, and Pride and Prejudice. More interesting than the old paintings Penguin usually uses, but still a little jarring. Top Ten literary threesomes Aren’t all Fleet Foxes songs sort of in a “haunting, Neil Young- […]
Bites: Dave Eggers preorder, Tao Lin tackles Herzog, New England lit. Bowerbirds, reading rappers, James Franco, classic albums
That ol’ rascal Dave Eggers has got (as broken down by a user comment on this site) a book coming out that’s a novelization of a movie that is based off a book. Or something along those lines. Either way, you can preorder the book starting now. On his blog, Tao Lin reviews Werner Herzog’s Land of Silence and Darkness. Moby-Dick is #1, The Bell Jar #4, Walden #12 (me: “wtf, #12? That’s it?”), and The Crucible is #43 in […]