Phil Jackson: Knicks bound. The Zen Master, soon tested by L train delays.
A Night in the Pillory: “Should Critics Be Harsh?” Live at the New School
Last night the New School’s Theresa Lang Community Center on West 13th Street held a panel discussion entitled “Should Critics Be Harsh?” The seminar was moderated by author/professor Christopher Beha (What Happened to Sophie Wilder?), who was joined by Jacob Silverman and Troy Patterson of Slate alongside Salon book critic Laura Miller. Advertised but not present were author Daniel Mendelsohn and Ruth Franklin of The New Republic. Mutterings within the audience suggested that Mendelsohn had a gig for the New York Review of Books that he couldn’t get out of, and […]
Bites: John Updike rumors, best fiction so far, Billy Clinton still kicking, Leonard Cohen is gonna be alright, and more
A John Updike rumor over at Three Guys One Book Slate on L. Frank Baum, and the first American fairy tale. The Millions picks the “Best Fiction of the Millennium (so far)“ Ralph Nader wrote a novel Almost tis the season for Banned Book Week. Politics Nobody puts William Jefferson Clinton in the corner. Music Leonard Cohen is going to be alright. Jessica Hopper likes the English band Pens. I do too. A.V Club talks Monsters of Folk Misc. Ladies […]