Discussing the life and work of Stefan Zweig at the NYPL, Kim Gordon and Raymond Pettibon’s upcoming bookstore event, adapting the life of Lester Bangs for the stage, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Melissa Broder, Kid Millions on Film, Justin Hocking Reviewed, A Silver Mt. Zion, and More
Checking in with Melissa Broder, Kid Millions on the latest from Man Forever, an interview with the man behind Lavender Country, Sarah McCarry on A Silver Mt. Zion, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Great Southern Novels, Jarvis Cocker’s Film, New Shane Jones Fiction, Broken River Books, and More
This afternoon: Sari Botton remembers Maggie Estep, Jarvis Cocker makes a move into filmmaking, a new story from Shane Jones, and more.
Weekend Bites: Geoff Dyer Interviewed, Shane Jones, Tournament of Books Bracket, Saltz on “Girls,” and More
The influence of Gordon Lish’s workshops, Matthew Specktor and Geoff Dyer talk fiction, an excerpt from Shane Jones’s new novel, and more for your weekend reading.
Jami Attenberg talks to Jennifer Weiner about poking fun at the Jeffrey Eugenides “Swoon Worthy” ad. Five words: Salman Rushdie fatwa video game. Daniel Fights a Hurricane, the latest book by Shane Jones, gets a trailer. Saying a prayer to Gatsby. Shepard Fairey designs the new Rolling Stones logo. Hopefully he won’t get sued for this one. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
Afternoon Bites: St. Vincent & David Byrne Collaborate, Jules Feiffer’s Graphic Novel, Book Tours Discussed, And More
The Awl has a fairly massive discussion of readings and book tours, featuring folks like Shane Jones and Lauren Cerand. Pitchfork’s Ian Cohen talked to St. Vincent’s Annie Clark about her collaboration with David Byrne. At Slate, Will Saletan and Ross Douthat are presently engaged in a lengthy and intelligent discussion of politics and religion, related to the release of Douthat’s book Bad Religion. Warren Ellis’s “Writers Never Retire” mug should fit nicely beside the “Write Like a Motherfucker” mug […]
The Believer is interviewing Chris Onstad. We heartily approve. LeVar Burton talks to Hero Complex about his career in television and — relevant to this site — bringing back Reading Rainbow. Shane Jones has new flash fiction up at Tin House. And Jac Jemc has a novel excerpt up at Two Serious Ladies. The AV Club looks at good films made from theoretically unfilmable books. At The Lit Pub, J/J Hastain on J.A. Tyler’s A Shiny Unused Heart: “This is one […]
Shane Jones (above) interviewed at 3:AM Magazine. Now is as good time as any to revisit “Babylon Revisited” by F. Scott Fitzgerald. David Weigel takes a look at O: A Presidential Novel by Anonymous, at Bookforum. The artists behind the classic Penguin paperbacks.