What more can you say about Royal Young other than he’s a hustler that can write? When we say “hustler,” we don’t mean it in a disparaging way, rather that the born and bred Lower East Sider takes something and runs with it — and keeps running and running, and he also makes sure everybody knows it. He has an uncanny knack for this, and it has paid off not only because he has been able to talk with tons of great […]
Morning Bites: Shawn & Gregory Return, Reading Eileen Myles While Watching Her Cats, Depression Novels, Thoreau Paintball, and More
Wallace Shawn and André Gregory next project will be a filmed version of Ibsen’s “Master Builder,” adapted by Mr. Shawn and directed for the screen by Jonathan Demme. No word if Shawn will somehow involve Deborah Eisenberg in the process, but we can hold out hope. “When I first read Inferno, I was cat-sitting for you, and I was up all night reading it.” – CA Conrad talks to Eileen Myles for BOMB, and discusses the best possible situation for […]
Posted by Jason Diamond Fug You: An Informal History of the Peace Eye Bookstore, the Fuck You Press, The Fugs, and Counterculture in the Lower East Side is out, and while I have not had a chance to read it (I’m guessing it would have maybe ended up on my Best Of list), there’s a whole lot of good press going on for it, including Royal Young talking to chief Fug Ed Sanders at Interview: The Vietnam War was like a […]
Morning Bites: Mark Twain and Bo Jackson eating birthday cake, Morrissey Gets a Job, British newspapers, and more
Jonathan Swift, Mark Twain, Winston Churchill, and Bo Jackson were all born on this day. Only Twain got a Google Doodle, proving that Bo don’t know Google Doodles. Morrissey Gets a Job is probably our favorite thing of the week. 300 years of British newspapers are now available online at The British Newspaper Archive. More on the fate of the OWS library by Emily Witt at The Observer. N+1 on Occupy LSX. Royal Young talks to Nancy Milford about Zelda […]
So we’re sure you’ve heard the whole “The 90s are back” thing at least once a day for the last six month, and maybe you’re tired of it, or maybe you can’t get enough of it. Maybe you are sitting around holding out that some Pitchfork “Best New Music” mentions Candlebox as an influence. Maybe you’re clutching a Delia’s catalog from the days when Y2K was an actual worry. Or maybe, just maybe, you’re hoping for a bunch of readers to tell […]
Posted by Jason Diamond Royal Young has been responsible for a lot of the great literary coverage in Interview as of late (his talk with Blake Butler is worth another read), and his unpublished memoir Fame Shark has already caused quite a bit of discussion. Hopefully this beautifully shot mini-film will help give you some insight into what the book is all about.