In our afternoon reading: an interview with Allison Crutchfield, new writing by Porochista Khakpour and David Burr Gerrard, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Juliet Escoria’s Playlist, “The Chris Gethard Show,” Noah Hawley Interviewed, and More
In our afternoon reading: a playlist from Juliet Escoria, notable recent horror fiction, new writing from Max Porter, and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Rebecca Solnit Nonfiction, Revisiting “Hail, Caesar!”, Mark Waid Interviewed, and More
In our afternoon reading: new writing from Rebecca Solnit, interviews with Mark Waid and Penina Roth, and much more.
Weekend Bites: Revisiting “Citizen,” Showpaper Ends, Steve Gunn’s Favorite Music, Tyrant Books, and More
In our weekend reading: musical recommendations from Steve Gunn, interviews with Lisa Lucas and Penina Roth, a look inside Tyrant Books, the history of revisions to Claudia Rankine’s Citizen, and more.
Almost Live at Mellow Pages: Penina Roth
This episode was something Eric and I have wanted to do since we had the idea for the show. At this point, everyone in New York City know about the Franklin Park Reading Series and we wanted to spend some time with the mother of the series, and let everyone get to know Penina Roth. Penina is lovely and kind and engaging and she loves what she does [and she does A LOT]. This episode was recorded on Mother’s Day, […]
“Betrayal”: Live at Franklin Park with Heidi Julavits, Touré, Fiona Maazel, Leah Umansky, and Joseph Riippi
Franklin Park, just off the prettier end of Eastern Parkway and Franklin Avenue, has quickly become perhaps the best place in Brooklyn to see live literature. Thanks to the superb efforts of host and curator Penina Roth, who verifies that success comes from being kind to anyone and everyone, the high pedigree of authors who’ve graced the Franklin Park Reading Series at 618 St. John’s Place in recent months has included Jennifer Egan, Rick Moody, Mary Gaitskill, Michael Showalter, […]
Morning Bites: Borges birthday bash, Sex with Stephen Malkmus, Frankin Park Reading Series, dirty fiction, and more
Today is the birth date of Jorge Luis Borges. The Argentinian writer was born in this day in 1899. Google has decided to celebrate his birthday by dedicating their logo to him. Penina Roth’s Franklin Park Reading Series is written up. Blake Butler reviews Wayne Koestenbaum’s Humiliation and Kate Zambreno’s Green Girl Dirty fiction writers of past and present. Stephen Malkmus gives sex advice at Nerve. Many dudes over 30 take everything he says to heart. Back in 1981, […]