In our morning reading: thoughts on books by Jennifer Egan and Scott McClanahan, new writing from Rahawa Haile, and more.
Weekend Bites: Eileen Myles, Tom Bissell on William T. Vollmann, The Case Against “Relatability,” Perec and Brainard, and More
Interviews with Eileen Myles and Amber Sparks, a look at the work of William T. Vollmann, Rebecca Mead takes issue with the concept of “relatability,” adapting YA novels as comics, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Sergio De La Pava’s Playlist, Mark Morris, Mouse Noir, Sestero & Bissell Interviewed, and More
Sergio De La Pava has a new novel out (and a playlist to go along with it); Mark Morris talked with The Paris Review; the authors of The Disaster Artist are interviewed; and more.
Indexing: D’Angelo Returns, A Reader’s First Wodehouse, Us Versus Dull Nonfiction, Miranda July, Charles D’Ambrosio, and More
A roundup of things consumed by our contributors.
Afternoon Bites: Jason Pierce On Making Records, Tom Bissell Interviewed, Lawrence Weschler On Wislawa Szymborska, And More
Edward Champion has posted the first of a two-part conversation with Tom Bissell. Jeanne Fury’s essay “What Metal Means to Me” is well worth your time. Folks from dälek and Third Eye Foundation (among others) have a collaborative EP up for your listening enjoyment. At The Rumpus, Lawrence Weschler talks about the death of Wislawa Szymborska. Greg Kot chats with Spiritualized guy Jason Pierce. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.