In our morning reading: conversations with Sofia Samatar, Maggie Nelson, and Álvaro Enrigue; the latest issue of The Scofield; and more.
Afternoon Bites: Megan Mayhew Bergman Interviewed, New Sleater-Kinney, Writers’ Bad Jobs, Sasha Frere-Jones, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Megan Mayhew Bergman, the new album from Sleater-Kinney, writers on bad jobs they’ve had, Sasha Frere-Jones’s new gig, and more.
In this morning’s reading: interviews with Kyle Minor and Sean H. Doyle, thoughts on John Cage and recorded music, mosh pit-inspired art, and much more.
Sasha Frere-Jones on Adam Yauch at The New Yorker. NPR on the life of Ed Sanders. At Slate: Jay McInerney and his wine. Matthew Friedberger (Fiery Furnaces) talks to Dylan Hicks at Largehearted Boy. Katarina Hybenova talks to L Magazine about Bushwick Daily. The real story behing Cinco de Mayo. Lilly Pulitzer designed boxes of Animals crackers. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
Adam Chandler at The Atlantic on the “amorphous, leaderless collection of New Orleans artists, activists, and anarchists,” Krewe of Eris. Wishing that President Obama truly was one of those European socialists that Republicans claim he is at The New Republic. Months after the release of Pulphead, we still love reading interviews with John Jeremiah Sullivan. Joshua Cohen won a Pushcart Prize. Big mazels. So you were wondering what Sasha Frere-Jones likes to read… Largehearted Boy gets Seth Greenland’s Book Notes for The Angry Buddhist. […]
“All I could think of upon hearing this was that vibrating moment when the young Jay Gatz, not yet Gatsby, sees his future arrive in the guise of a yacht dropping anchor on Lake Superior.” – The real life of Alan Feuer in the New York Times. John Steinbeck’s dispatches from the Vietnam War. Book Boroughing has their picks for the PEN World Voices Festival. Tolstoy and Dostoevsky do battle for the hearts of readers. Macmillan and Penguin standing their […]
The Week In Reviews: Christian Lorentzen on Englander, Sara Marcus on Groff, Sasha Frere-Jones sees Van Halen, and More
A weekly appreciation for the art of the review.
Sasha Frere-Jones, Emily Gould, and Sara Marcus talk Ellen Willis in a roundtable discussion at Bookforum. Ruth Franklin at The New Republic wonders if Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was really about childbirth. Will John Carter be a huge bomb? If it is, what will Michael Chabon do? The violin maker of Brooklyn. Woody’s getting back in front of the camera. The five best quotes from the Bradford Cox interview at Pitchfork. Alexei Navalny, part of the Yale World Fellows Class of 2010, […]