In our afternoon reading: an excerpt from Kevin Young’s new book, thoughts on Devin Murphy’s novel, news of new writing from Viv Albertine, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Books Called “Joyland,” Jennifer Gilmore Interviewed, The “Happy Baby” Playlist, Alt-Rock Drummers, and More
In this afternoon’s reading: Emily Schultz on the appeal of calling your novel Joyland, Stephen Elliott shares his Happy Baby playlist, Jennifer Gilmore talks with NPR, a number of writers talk about alt-rock’s best drummers, and much more.
Stephen Elliott has started a Kickstarter campaign for a film adaptation of his novel Happy Baby. Jami Attenberg shares her election night experience with Esquire. China Miéville would like to talk with you about monsters. The 2013 World Book Night titles have been announced. Jeff Weiss on Anchorage’s music scene. Pitchfork has a new song up from Hilly Eye, the noise-rock duo of which Amy Klein is a member. Tom Perotta is a Hobart fan. Porter Square Books’ Josh Cook: interviewed. Follow Vol. 1 […]
Afternoon Bites: “About Cherry” In NYC, Vintage Contemporaries, Mat Johnson Interviews Victor LaValle, and More
Junot Díaz is profiled by Michele Filgate for Capital New York, and in the process says some deeply insightful things about perceptions of genre. Everything you’ve wanted to know about Vintage Contemporaries… Former roommates Mat Johnson and Victor LaValle chatted for Bookforum. A musical adaptation of Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home is in the works. Stephen Elliott’s film About Cherry opens in New York on September 21st. Dan Ruccia on the reissue of Don Cherry’s Organic Music Society. (So that we’re clear, that’s […]
Zadie Smith on defending libraries at the New York Review of Books blog. Stephen Elliott talks to Dave Eggers at The Rumpus. Laurent Binet talks to Critical Mob about HHhH. Did you catch Hemingway & Gellhorn on HBO? Brad Listi talks to Jery Stahl about it at the Other People podcast. Book perfume is finally a thing. A documentary on New Zealand punks circa 1982 at WFMU. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
So yeah, Stephen Elliott was on CBS This Morning this week to talk about The Rumpus’s Letters In The Mail program. Video is below: This spring, members of The National will be curating the Crossing Brooklyn Ferry festival at BAM. Vol.1’s Tobias Carroll had some thoughts on the initial announcement of this a few weeks ago for The L Magazine. Actor/onetime “I’m a Mac” guy Justin Long paid a visit to WORD. David Hyde Pierce talks to the Times about […]
Brideshead Revisited Vs. Downton Abbey in a really bloody battle at Page Views. N+1 Personals gets profiled by New York magazine. Have you seen the preview for Stephen Elliott’s Cherry? Now Salman Rushdie thinks the whole assassination attempt on his life thing was B.S. Luc Sante on Patti Smith. Again, we repeat: Luc Sante on Patti Smith at the New York Review of Books. Cooking with Sonic Youth (before Kim and Thurston broke up) and Evan Dando at Flavorwire. Follow Vol. 1 […]
Posted by Jason Diamond Alina Simone wants You Must go and Win to be a big seller (it should be). So she consults Eugene Mirman and Stephen Elliot to help her out.