1. Bastard Noise gets a shout out. This gives all my high school crust punk fantasies some validation. 2. The Imperial Bedrooms review is tiny. So tiny that I am led to believe there is nothing good to gain from this book. 3. Peter Schjeldahl on the Charles Burchfield retrospective at The Whitney. 4. Nora Ephron parodies Stieg Larsson.
and none of them will ever get me to read one of his books. I’m not totally sure why I have zero desire to ever read anything by him, but Books to the Ceiling at least do a good job collecting reviews about the late author.
Weekend Bites: Crappy Bret Easton Ellis, Chris Leo’s Back in Town, Stalking Eggers’ Stalker, Boob-Gate, and More
The crappy parts of a Bret Easton Ellis interview. Almost forgot about the Philosopher World Cup skit until 3:AM Magazine reminded me. Great write up about Chris Leo at Brooklyn the Borough. The always great Tracy Quan delivers an essay that deals with her “career shift from sex to letters“, in the summer issue of The Drawbridge. We asked: “Who the F*ck Hasn’t Stalked Dave Eggers?”, Codex wonders if Dave’s stalker is being stalked? Boob-gate: we all are getting stupider. […]
Weekend Bites: Gawking at the Premier of Shutter Island, Flannery O’Connor’s Pad, Sante’s Photographs, Hot Librarians, Henry Miller Wakes up, and More
Olive Reader hangs out with Shutter Island writer Dennis Lehane’s publicist , and she tells us what it was like to go to a big time movie premiere. Let’s take a trip to Flannery O’Connor’s old house. N+1 discusses hockey. Boing Boing discusses Luc Sante’s wonderful Folk Photography: The American Real-Photo Postcard 1905-1930. Henry Miller’s bathroom. Salon discusses hot librarians. Emdashes on The Collected Essays of St. Clair McKelway The woman who loved Stieg Larson. Jackie Kennedy: Socialist Pukekos does […]
Bites: Narwhals, Daniel Handler, heavy books, Stieg Larsson sends you to Sweden, Justin Taylor gets lucky in a thrift store, and more
Is the narwhal one woman’s Moby Dick? Probably not, but NPR investigates anyways. Jacket Copy interviews Lemony Snicket author Daniel Handler about curating the CD for the Believer’s annual music issue. (Thanks Largehearted Boy) Indie Bound checks out another “indie city” (in this case a tiny state), Rhode Island. Bless the misspelled signs of New York. The Guardian suggests that you schlep a heavy book around. You can win a trip to Stockholm thanks to Stieg Larsson if you give […]