Taschen is having a massive sale. Michelle Dean weighed in on the Jonah Lehrer self-plagiarism scandal. We know this is totally beside the point, but doesn’t Jonah Lehrer look like Matt Saracen? Just saying. Alex Pappademas interviewed Bob Nastanovich for Grantland. They talked about horse-racing. There’s a pretty good interview with Dave Eggers over at Page-Turner. Michael Goetzman interviewed Mark Dery at the LA Review of Books. Employees at the McDonald’s locations in the London Olympics Park and Athletes Villages […]
Is there such thing as an ugly book put out by Taschen? I’m guessing the answer is a big nope, and that logic probably extends to their upcoming two book collection of jazz record covers dating back from the 1940s and onward. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
Bites: The Dantean inferno of Brooklyn, Dickens Christmas Bummer, Granta Picks, Todd P in Mexico, Best Metal, and More
I loved this Gawker quote about the “ironic trailer park” they are building in Bushwick: “Every year they add a new level to the Dantean inferno that is artistic living in Brooklyn.” Lit. “What a wonderful thing it is, that such a great success should occasion me such intolerable anxiety and disappointment!” Charles Dickens on A Christmas Carol. The Guardian discusses why the book didn’t give the writer a surplus of holiday cash. Taschen will bring you back to the […]
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Weekend Bites: Kubrick’s Napoleon, Book Reviews as Christmas Catalogs, Poe’s Letters Fetch Mad Cash, The Sport of Kinks, and More
The story behind Stanley Kubrick’s never made epic, Napoleon is now in $700 dollar book form thanks to Taschen. New York Magazine wrote about it Human Resources is a bit apprehensive about anybody else attempting a film about the tiny French leader. Lit. Dear New York Times Book Review, Levi Asher thinks you look “like a Christmas catalog“. If you have a book called Sex Dungeon for Sale, the only natural thing to do to celebrate it’s coming out is […]
Got a thousand bucks to blow? Taschen is putting out their most expensive book in five years, and it’s none other than Norman Mailer’s first posthumous work Norman Mailer, MoonFire: The Epic Journey of Apollo 11. If you want a more creative way to blow a grand, I have this really interesting business project called Vol. 1 Brooklyn that could use some funds. Paper Cuts asks if “Dave Eggers is the busiest man in literature?” We would like to answer […]