In our morning: a playlist from Graeme Macrae Burnet, previewing David James Keaton’s next book, and more.
Morning Bites: Camus the (almost) Jew, Marriage Plot movie, Lethem’s week, new Walkmen, and more
Scott Rudin bought the rights to Jeffrey Eugenides’ bestselling novel The Marriage Plot. Remember back in the day (3 weeks ago) when HBO was buying every book that ever came out? Albert Camus: almost a Jew. Giancarlo DiTrapano (New York Tyrant) is interviewed at Dark Sky Magazine. Writer and organizer of literary events in Hudson, NY, Chloe Caldwell, is interviewed by Electric Literature. Jonathan Lethem’s book of essays, The Ecstasy of Influence, is reviewed. Lethem is visiting the People’s Library at Occupy […]
Liveblogging My First Thoughts About the new Walkmen Album, Lisbon
Posted by Jason Diamond I’m sure you’re saying “who the fuck cares?” but I feel like instead of giving you 500 words of hyperbole laced criticism, I’d write a track by track reaction to the latest album by The Walkmen, Lisbon, live, as I stream off NPR. Song 1: “Juveniles” Last year, I really liked the debut LP by California band Foreign Born. After listening to this opening track–which pretty much keeps the typical formula for a Walkmen song–I realized […]