Jacob Silverman chats with Margaret Atwood for Capital New York. Matt Zoller Seitz makes the case for the quality of the 1980s edition of The Twilight Zone. Andrew Shaffer talks to the Times about his Fifty Shades of Grey parody. Hey, it’s Seth Fried making an online appearance in The New Yorker. Maud Newton chats with Alison Bechdel. The comics of Stephen Collins forecast strange advances in e-reader technology. Leonard Cohen will be playing Brooklyn! In, er, late December. Follow Vol. 1 […]
Morning Bites: Orthodox Memoirs, New DFW, Novel Storage, Short Story Hatred, Russian Booze, And More
Maria Popova picks art projects inspired by classic books at The Atlantic. A new book of David Foster Wallace books is on its way. Apartment Therapy looks at novel ways to store things at home. Seth Fried at Tin House on what he sees as America’s dislike of short stories. In the wake of Deborah Feldman’s bestseller, Unorthodox, Gavriella Lerner at The Sisterhood takes a look at ex-Hasidic Jews selling their memoirs. Largehearted Boy talks to Miles Klee about the […]
Posted by Jason Diamond I’ve written and read my share of year-end lists, and I’m at the point now where I’m not totally sure what sort of purpose they serve, but I continue to read and write them anyway. I’m not trying to sound jaded about peoples roundups of the year that was, in fact I rather like them and really enjoy doing my own. I guess my issue tends to be more of the way you’ve got to dig […]
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 The days when I predicted Seth Fried would become one of my favorite new authors are long behind us. Having read and loved The Great Frustration, I’m now officially a prophet who is trying to parlay my fortune-telling success into a gig as a preacher for the Church of Fried. Today’s installment comes via his story over at the Freerange Nonfiction site, “I Am My Favorite Person.” Mr. Fried has even made a video for the […]
Our editors weekly roundup of what they’re consuming. Tobias Carroll And so: headed to Asbury Park this past weekend for the All Tomorrow’s Parties festival. Had a fine time; saw amazing sets from Factory Floor and Swans and Portishead and Public Enemy; saw Jeff Mangum plan a stellar Daniel Johnston cover and Matt Sweeney join Bonnie “Prince” Billy on stage for a stunning version of “Beast for Thee.” I also did some reading.
Morning Bites: Jane Eyre, Blake Butler, Seth Fried, dust jackets, a 13-year-old bluegrass prodigy, and more
The Jane Eyre that isn’t a feminist icon. Blake Butler talks to Impose. And when you’re done reading Blake’s interview, read Seth Fried’s interview at Freerange. Flavorwire gives us a collection of gorgeous looking dust jackets. The best fake literary Twitter accounts are… A video of a 13-year-old bluegrass whiz kid covering Gram Parsons is our favorite thing this Monday.
Morning Bites: James Franco summer school, Melville’s birthday, Lemony Snicket on “The Astral,” and more
Today, we’ve got James Franco teaching more, the Moby-Dic writer would be celebrating his 191st birthday (if he wasn’t dead), the New Yorker makes a milli, and much more.