It’s December, and the year has begun to reach its end. There’s a chill in the air; the streets of the city have grown more quiet, and jackets and scarves can be seen marching down the sidewalks. The year still has some notable books due to be released, however: everything from late works by acclaimed authors to stylistically bold experimental works by new and vital voices. Here’s a look at some of the books due out this month that have […]
Morning Bites: Gabriel García Márquez, Good/Bad Rock Novels, Brian Eno’s Birthday, and More
Three Guys One Book take a look at why rock novels rarely work, then list a few that do (Great Jones Street by Delillo, The Gospel Singer by Harry Crews, etc.) Gabriel García Márquez’s Twitter death hoax. Julia Jackson talks to Mike Doughty at The Outlet. Today is Brian Eno’s birthday. Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry plan to team up again. GOOD asks if we can we save the Potomac and America’s other polluted rivers? Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and […]
Indexing: Amelia Gray Fever, Flaubert By Lydia Davis, Russian Protest Reading, Finishing Pulphead, And More
A roundup of things consumed by our contributors.
Afternoon Bites: Stephen Fry, Geoff Dyer on criticism, the Month of Letters challenge, and more
Afternoon link roundup for February 10, 2012 — featuring appearances from Curtis Sittenfeld, Stephen Fry, Geoff Dyer, and more.
Indexing: The Stumptown Comics Festival, Karen Russell, Stephen Fry, Ezra Klein, and More!
Tobias Carroll I spent last weekend in Portland. One of my days there involved a trip to the Stumptown Comics Festival, at which I picked up a number of minicomics. Reviews of several are forthcoming, as are pieces on books picked up at Powell’s, Reading Frenzy, and Microcosm. What follows are brief thoughts on the books I read while there.