In our afternoon reading: an interview with Leesa Cross-Smith, Rowan Hisayo Buchanan and Eley Williams in conversation, and more.
In our morning reading: talking with Laurie Anderson, thoughts on works by Vladimir Nabokov and Superchunk, and more.
Good Links to Wake up to: Superchunk on NPR, Lorie Moore at NYer Festival, Celebrity Chekov and More
At NPR: Superchunk’s Mac McCaughan at Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me. At The Rumpus: Elissa Bassist took some notes on Lorie Moore speaking at the New Yorker Festival. At The New York Times: Wishing Flaubert was still alive to read the Lydia Davis translation of Madame Bovary. At Big Other: Pretty psyched about the Wednesday event at the Center for Fiction. At Speakeasy: Ben Greenman gives us some Celebrity Chekov. Alex Ross calls The Social Network “mesmerizing”
At New York Magazine, New York Magazine hits it right on the head with the title for the Jon Stewart/Daily Show profile, “America is a Joke“: “Jon has chronicled the death of shame in politics and journalism,” says Brian Williams, the NBC Nightly News anchor who is a frequent Daily Show guest. “Many of us on this side of the journalism tracks often wish we were on Jon’s side. I envy his platform to shout from the mountaintop. He’s a […]
Weekend Bites: Goodbye McSweeney, The New Expats, Sartre’s Eyes, America’s Greatest Literay Generation, and More
Mailer, Updike, Bellow, and Salinger are all gone: America’s greatest literary generation is over. Aaron Lake Smith writes about a coffee shop in Cairo, Il. Jean-Paul Sartre’s eyes. McSweeney’snamesake, has passed away. Wes Anderson, Stephen O’Malley, Johnny Depp, and other American “artist types” living in Paris. Yes, Superchunk is awesome.