In our morning reading: interviews with Terry Gilliam and Leena Krohn, new writing from Jes Skolnik, and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Alison Bechdel Interviewed, Teju Cole’s Photography, Rosie Schaap, Terry Gilliam on Film, and More
New writing from Rosie Schaap and Saeed Jones, interviews with Terry Gilliam and Alison Bechdel, musings on Eula Biss’s latest, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Terry Gilliam & Paul Auster, Hobart’s Baseball Issue, The Achewood/”Hunger Games” Connection, And More
In this interview with Terry Gilliam, the director mentions that he has plans to adapt Paul Auster’s Mr. Vertigo. Which is something we’d gladly shell out $13 for. Hobart‘s annual baseball issue is out, and includes notable literary types (Rick Moody! Stewart O’Nan! Owen King!) predicting the 2012 season. Chris Sims looks at the uncanny parallels between Achewood: The Great Outdoor Fight and The Hunger Games. Andrey Kurkov talks penguins. Would you like to see a list of rejected titles for […]
Terry Gilliam will direct the live webcast of Arcade Fire’s concert at New York City’s Madison Square Garden. The Arcade Fire show kicks off “Unstaged,” a new online concert series being launched by American Express and streamed on YouTube. The Montreal-based band will live stream their Aug. 5 concert at 10 p.m. EDT, the second of two shows at MSG. (Via)
Bites: Blake on display, Philly libraries, Justin Taylor on Zak Smith, Princeton in the Times, Drew hearts Jens, and more
Lit. The Morgan Library and Museum is showcasing the watercolors, prints, and illuminations of William Blake for the first time in two decades. The show, entitled “William Blake’s World: A New Heaven Has Begun” is on display through January 3rd. The entire Philadelphia Free Library System is scheduled to close on October 2. The Brooklyn Book Festival is today. If you’re willing to confront the brewing cloudiness outside, PEN’s event looks good, and so does Housing Works’. Hooves on The […]