In our afternoon reading: a review of Livia Llewellyn’s new collection, new writing from Tanwi Nandini Islam and Melissa Broder, and more.
“Progressive, liberated women were clearly so frightening one hundred years ago that equating them to undead, bloodthirsty creatures borne of Satan didn’t seem so unusual.” – The Bowery Boys on Theda Bara and other early 1900s “vampire” women. We really hope the Patti Smith Golden Age we’re living in lasts a hundred years. Dangerous Minds dug up two new videos of her that you’re going to like. Love songs from around Brooklyn. Levi Asher at Lit Kicks talks Robert Caro. Joshua […]
Morning Bites: Robert Caro Talking, Willy Loman’s Inability to Pay for Tickets, Screaming Females, and More
Willy Loman would have a difficult time affording the 2012 revival of the play Arthur Miller wrote about him. When Robert Caro met the Bat Segundo Show. Emily St. John Mandel gives Largehearted Boy her Book Notes for The Lola Quartet. Levi Asher on Laurent Binet’s HHhH. James Ladsun at The Guardian also reviewed the book. For good measure, here’s our own Joe Winkler’s review of the book. Screaming Females covering Sheryl Crow. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
Bill Clinton’s New York Times review of Robert Caro’s latest L.B.J. biography is up. HBO not going forward with The Corrections. Benjamin Samuels of Electric Literature talks at Huffington Post about loving books but trying to get people to read them on computers and tablets. Why do we love bad guys like Gordon Gekko and Patrick Bateman? Emily Savage talks to Sam McPheeters about his book The Look of the Ruin. In case you were curious about what albums were […]
Morning Bites: Robert Caro, 1934 all Over Again, Titanic in New York, Kim Gordon and Friends, and More
Robert Caro’s painstaking process to write Lyndon Johnson’s biography (36 years and 3,388 pages) in the New York Times Magazine this weekend. Jason Boog sees some similarities between events from 1934 and the current DOJ e-Book lawsuit. 25 National Magazine Nominations for 25 male writers. Rosecrans Baldwin talks to NPR Books about Elaine Dundy’s The Dud Avocado. Titanic spots in New York part 1 and part 2. Google+ and the Republican Party team up. Kim Gordon and a bunch of friends do Kraftwerk. […]