In our afternoon reading: an interview with Brandon Taylor, the Tournament of Books begins, and more.
Bites: Coppenhagen Winds Down, Inspiring Writers, Writer Mystique, Paul Bowles, Journalist Deaths, Gay Albums, and More
(Poster via Boing Boing) The World Climate Conference in Copenhagen is winding down, but there has been some great reporting. Our friend Aaron Lake Smith in particular has supplied us with some interesting points of view at Audobon Magazine. David Corn at Mother Jones: “geo-politics trumped geo-science.” Thom Yorke is hanging out and looking like a derelict. Maybe trying to fit in with the protesters? Lit. The Rumpus talks Paul Bowles. I’d be fascinated to know what Bowles would think […]
James Yeh: Founding Editor of Gigantic Magazine, silky smooth dancer, and guy who puts Vecktamist by Grizzly Bear at the top of his best of list over at Big Other. Okay, James, I love you man, but how could you put that snoozer above things like Sam Lipsyte’s story in Harpers, the Real Estate album on Woodsist, and Bolaño’s The Skating Rink? Fair warning, I’m tracking you to the Literary Death Match that you are scheduled to take part in […]