In our afternoon reading: exploring Liu Cixin’s fiction, a review of Karen Stefano’s memoir, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Alissa Nutting and Catherine Lacey, Jarret Middleton Nonfiction, Celeste Ng Interviewed, and More
In our afternoon reading: a look at new novels by Alissa Nutting and Catherine Lacey, Tom Waits on screen, translating “The Queue,” and more.
Talking Tom Waits at the Los Angeles Review of Books. “I’m not ever saying anything unusual, you know? I’m just trying to think about general things just a bit more specifically.” Zadie Smith is interviewed at The Rumpus. Thom Dunn on Jonathan Hickman’s philosophical superheroes. Jason Rice has good things to say about David Gilbert’s & Sons. New diary comic from Gabrielle Bell. Scott Snyder is interviewed about horror comics, retro photos, and Batman. Cory Doctorow on Warren Ellis’s hallucinatory-sounding procedural Gun Machine. […]
WFMU on the artwork of Aleksandra Waliszewska. (We especially love Dargeresque painting above.) Michael Pollan and Maira Kalman team up for an illustrated version of Pollan’s Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual. “The pleasures of reading Haruki Murakami could easily be mistaken for a list of his vices.” – Christian Lorentzen at The Observer. Ever wonder what would happen if you mixed H.P. Lovecraft with Charlie Brown? Wonder no more. Edward Gorey: Total fashion icon. Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine starts a […]
NBC picked up the show Apocalipstick, which will be written and produced by the very talented Julie Klausner. The Hairpin breaks down how to write romance novels. Fixating on a Willa Cather sentence. Joseph Heller didn’t mind war that much. Steve Martin, Gillian Welch, and Ed Helms in a bluegrass mockumentary is probably the best thing of the day. Tom Waits is interviewed while sitting in a barber shop. Can somebody please front us the money to buy John Hughes’ former […]
Emily Dickinson’s coconut cake recipe is revealed. WORD gets a fantastic writeup in the New York Times. Susan Orlean’s Rin Tin Tin book gets a review in the Times as well. Tom Waits talks to the LA Times. Literature pumpkins. Occupy Wall Street is apparently good for tourism.
Tom Waits’ new album ‘Bad As Me’ is out on October 25th! Holy crap are we excited.
Morning Bites: Jackson Pollock death day, Dana Spiotta on Bookworm, Jennifer Gilmore’s desk, Tom Waits fishing, and more
Today we learn what Jennifer Gilmore’s desk looks like, Tom Waits on a boat, No Child Left Behind is being left behind, Jackson Pollock is still dead, and more.