A weekly appreciation for the art of the review.
“I think raising some real class-consciousness is essential to challenging the rich bastards that are eating through this world’s people and resources like Pac-Man.” Levi Asher talks to Vanessa Veselka (pictured above) at Lit Kicks. Ron Hogan talks to Rachel Shukert and Reverend Jen. Giving Lolita a new look. Ernest Hemingway shares his thoughts on New York Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni’s Resignation. Nikola Tesla meets Deliverance. A list of imported foods that make us sick. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
The night Whitney Houston died, I made a joke on Twitter about the Jewish media finding an angle to the diva’s death; because if there’s one thing I’ve learned in my life, it is that the Jewish media will always find the Jewish connection to a story. Thankfully the great Rachel Shukert saw my tweet, and was the one to answer the call.
Morning Bites: Illustrating Salinger, Ridley and Cormac, Bad Gatsby, Jon Cotner walks, K-Holes, and more
In the news this morning: Jon Cotner takes another long walk, anybody can give Fitzgerald’s masterpiece a bad review in this day and age, Ridley Scott does Corma McCarthy, Rachel Shukert on Oprah’s Jewish pals, and more.
(Via The Forward)
Rachel Shukert: total Zionist to the max. Three Guys One Book talk to Natasha Vargas-Cooper, author of Mad Men Unbuttoned. Alex Trebek is seventy? What? The Daily Beast talks about Marc Bolan. “Allah Right by Me“
Is there even such thing as air waves anymore (aside from the band)? If there are, Rachel Shukert and Gary Shteyngart are all over them, giving you more incentive to buy their great books. Rachel Shukert on East Village Radio Gary Shteyngart on the Tablet podcast (with Joshua Cohen)