“Beyond the consolations of beauty, and beyond the limits of the speaker’s own boundless self-regard, Bellow gives us something else, legitimately ecstatic.” Matthew Specktor on Saul Bellow’s Henderson the Rain King. Warren Ellis and Molly Crabapple’s Adriane and the Science can be read in full on Ellis’s site. On bringing the art of the internet into the physical space of a gallery. Smart writers on good books: Hope Reese on I Await the Devil’s Coming; Adam Robinson on Adrian Van Young’s The Man Who Noticed Everything. […]
Morning Bites: Proust and (Maybe) Bellow’s Birthday, Goodbye Bookstore, Making New Haven Angry and More
Marcel Proust, Nikola Tesla, Ronnie James Dio and maybe Saul Bellow were both born on this day. There’s a Christopher Hitchens essay on George Orwell in this month’s Vanity Fair. At Book Riot: Eulogy for an Evanston, Il. bookstore that one Vol. 1 contributor used to visit. Jennifer Miller lists three books on scandalous teachers at NPR. Elizabeth Greenwood talks Magic Mike at The New Inquiry. That time GANT pissed off all of New Haven. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
Morning Bites: Goodbye Seersucker, Ted Sanders, Infograph Time, Book It! and More
Edward Champion reads Augie March. Fact: You can’t have Ben Greenman involved with your book and not expect at least one infograph at McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. Karen Russell inspires some Pizza Hut Book It! talk at Galley Cat. Ted Sanders contributes to this week’s Recommended Reading. The days of bipartisan seersucker are now a thing of the past. Ever wonder how the term “Can of worms” originated? Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
Afternoon Bites: Zadie Reads O’Hara, Fiona Sings Macca, Nike Sells and Sells, and more
It’s going to be unbearably hot this week. Can someone farther downtown get us an ice cream sandwich? They’re not businessmen; they’re a business, man. A great essay on punk skaters and Nike’s insidious strategy for selling to them. Zadie Smith reads Frank O’Hara’s “Animals,” and we swoon. Fiona Apple covered Paul McCartney on Jimmy Fallon’s show last night, and at least one Vol. 1 editor freaked out. An architecturally inspired tanning booth begets an article in LA Weekly that […]
Morning Bites: Humping Bellow’s Wife, Oxford Press In India, University Of Chicago Exploding Toilets, And More
“I understand you know Saul Bellow,” to which Ludwig replied, “Know him? Hell, I’m fucking his wife.” – On the guy who shtupped Saul Bellow’s wife. The rise of “clit lit” in the UK. Rob Horning at The New Inquiry on Pinterest. Darin Strauss pits The Sopranos against Six Feet Under. Who will prevail? Looking back on 100 years of Oxford University Press in India. Behold the exploding toilets at the University of Chicago. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
Indexing: Altman’s “3 Women,” Percival Everett, “Edie Investigates,” Sacramento Kings, Saul Bellow, Fashion Week
Indexing for February 18, 2012: Saul Bellow, Robert Altman, basketball writing, J. Robert Lennon, Nick Harkaway, Percival Everett, and more.
Morning Bites: Lovecraft turns 120, Grossman and the Woolfs, Finnish Bellow, and more
Tomorrow, August 20th, is the 120th birthday of H.P. Lovecraft. Lev Grossman talks some Virginia Woolf. Remember last year when he wrote about Virginia’s husband in The Believer? (We’re just trying to give you things to read this weekend.) The short list is announced for the St. Francis literary prize. The writers and their nominated books are: Kevin Brockmeier, The Illumination; Joshua Cohen, Witz; Jonathan Dee, The Privileges; Yiyun Li, Gold Boy Emerald Girl; Marlene van Niekerk, Agaat; and Brad […]
Morning Bites: Greatest 3-Minute Stories, Bellow in Chicago, 1984 Nick Cave, Cass McCombs, and more
Tonight is the night of nights. Vol. 1 and Nerve present the Greatest 3-Minute Sex Drugs, and/or Rock n’ Roll Stories at Bar Matchless. See you there? RSVP here. The Christine O’Donnell tour for her book, Making America Great Again, brought the woman who is not a witch to Piers Morgan’s show on CNN, where she ended up walking out during the interview because Morgan was asking her questions about things covered in her book. Roxane Gay’s brilliant essay at […]