In our morning reading: revisiting books by Rona Jaffe and Raymond Chandler, new work by Kristen Radtke, and more.
Morning Bites: Joan Didion, Chris Rock Interviewed, Raymond Chandler’s Opera, New Jac Jemc Fiction, and More
In our morning reading: wishing Joan Didion a happy birthday, an interview with Chris Rock, Jen Doll on astrology books, fiction from Jac Jemc, and more.
Ever want to live like Elliott Gould as Philip Marlowe in Robert Altman’s 1973 adaptation of Raymond Chandler’s The Long Goodbye? Here’s your chance: At the end of a cul de sac near the Hollywood Bowl, park your car in a garage carved into the hill. Walk through a gated tunnel to a private elevator where you’ll be taken up 6 stories through the hill to the top of a Tuscan tower. Nestled in a quiet walk street enclave high above the […]
Your tax dollars at work: the State Department is sending Andrew W.K. to the Middle East to promote peace. We’re entirely behind this idea, for what it’s worth. (Update: apparently, the trip is off.) Mara Tatar on Philip Pullman’s retold fairy tales. Ta-Nehisi Coates examines Raymond Chandler, Alfred Hitchcock, and misogyny. Dylan Nice chatted with The Collagist. Gabrielle Gantz on Sina Grace’s Not My Bag. Pete Astor is interviewed about his forthcoming Richard Hell-centric 33 1/3. Juliana Nash’s murder ballad playlist. […]
Afternoon Bites: Raymond Chandler’s Remains, Proto iPad, Eugene Mirman Comments on Comments and More
Best headline today: Raymond Chandler’s remains reunited with his wife’s ashes.
Bites: Philip Marlowe, Kevin Sampsell Picks, “Literary Hipsters”, Titus Andronicus on The Awl, and More
An essay on Raymond Chandler’s iconic character, Philip Marlowe. (Thanks 3:AM Magazine) Kevin Sampsell picks 9 of the best books from indie publishers. “Literary hipsters” Blake Butler, Tao Lin, Stephen Elliott, and Miranda July’s favorite books of the year. One of those “literary hipsters” wants you to donate his book. T.S. Eliot wrote a letter. The Awl meets Titus Andronicus.
Bites: Attempt at bad poetry leaves me unfulfilled, Raymond Chandlers LA, up yours Barnes and Noble, Will Sheff helps Norah Jones, and more
By Jason Diamond Come on city of my birth (that being Chicago), this is the worst poetry you can do? No sonnets about Mike Ditka? Not a single haiku on Hot Dougs? Seriously people, come on! If I ever needed one quote from The Awl to sum up the love I feel for that website, then I have found it with “If our Congress can be measured on a scale of feces (and it should), Senator Byron Leslie Dorgan is […]