Morning Bites: Clinton on Caro, HBO Corrections no More, 33 1/3, Sam McPheeters, and More

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 […]

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Morning Bites: Secret American Towns, Poetry for the Witches, Sam McPheeters, Pulp on TV, and More

The United States operated a secret town in Eastern Tennessee as part of the Manhattan Project in the 1940s.  A Continuos Lean has photos of the government’s top secret town. Joseph Pulitzer was born on this day in 1847. The witches of Lancashire get poetry. Sam McPheeters talks to LA Weekly about his new book The Loom of Ruin. Nancy Cohen (Delirium: How the Sexual Counterrevolution is Polarizing America) is the guest on the latest Bat Segundo show. New fiction by Ryan Chang at […]

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Morning Bites: New Lit Mags, Guy Debord, Atticus Lish, Nite Jewel Philosophy, Chess Hoaxes, And More

Maybe spend 13-minutes listening to people talk about  Guy Debord’s “Society of the Spectacle” to start your morning? Former Vice editor Jesse Pearson is teaming up with Sam McPheeters to Exploded View, which Capital New York says will “fall somewhere in the center of the lit-mag spectrum.” Our own Tobias Carroll talks to Kris D’Agostino for L Magazine. Lincoln Michel at The Paris Review on a chess hoax. Atticus Lish will be reading from his book, Life Is with People, at KGB […]

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Morning Bites: The Bloomsbury Rabbi, Alan Lomax, looking for the Cormac McCarthy influence, new n+1, and more

Did Virginia Woolf and her Bloomsbury chums have a rabbi friend?  (Also: That’s Lytton Strachey, not a rabbi.) Read three chapters from Sam McPheeters forthcoming book, Loom of the Room. There’s a new issue of n+1 available. Alan Lomax gets the complete digital treatment. Whet Moser on the GOP’s use of Saul Alinsky’s name to conjure up fear of Satanists. Dylan Carlson of Earth tries to go solo. Hopefully it will have some sort of Cormac McCarthy influence. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn […]

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Bites: Where Nicholson Baker writes, bathtub Longreads, Sam McPheeters, Dragon Tattoo in jeopardy, and more

Nicholson Baker (above) shows us where he writes. A. N. Devers’ gives her top 5 Longreads read in the bathtub for the year that is about to end. Huffington Post Books pick their favorites of 2011. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo hasn’t done too hot at the box office, does that mean the sequels will be scrapped?  (Via Sarah Weinman) Sam McPheeters writes about laundromats for Vice.  (If you aren’t familiar with Sam, check out our interview with him, and […]

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