In our morning reading: Truman Capote and literary history, new fiction from Shelly Oria and Alice Sola Kim, Jason Diamond’s literary mixtape, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Lynne Tillman on Irony, Rosie Schaap, Aislers Set Reissues, Revisiting “In Cold Blood,” and More
Lynne Tillman talks irony, Rosie Schaap on bars, a look at the impact of The Aislers Set, delving deeply into the lyrics of Speedy Ortiz, and more.
Morning Bites: Serge’s Birthday, Capote: Fashion Icon, Amy Hempel, Smart DNA, Chloe Caldwell, and More
Serge Gainsbourg was born on this day in 1928. Please feel free to do something scummy in his honor. Truman Capote the style icon. That time Amy Hempel talked to The Paris Review in 2003… Emily Temple at Flavorwire gives visual examples of Meg Wolitzer’s New York Times, “On the Rules of Literary Fiction for Men and Women.” Chloe Caldwell interviews herself at The Nervous Breakdown. Do you think your child has the right DNA to get into preschool? The 4th […]
Morning Bites: 21st Century Tom Sawyer, Collier’s Magazine, Old Dickens, Sourdough Science, Truman’s House, And More
From the people who brought you Rise of the Planet of the Apes: Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer a 21st century makeover. Speaking of books on film: The oldest known Dickens adaptation. Something we’ve always wanted to write: Grand Theft Auto meets Truman Capote. Capital New York hangs out at the Slaughterhouse 90210 party. Collier’s Magazine is back. Venice is still sinking. The science of sourdough. The life and times of a soccer referee. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
The dream of having the Vol. 1 Brooklyn office located in the single-family home where Truman Capote wrote Breakfast at Tiffany’s is dead. The eighteen-room home with eleven fireplaces, parking for four cars, crystal chandeliers, Greek Revival columns, and a stairwell mural copied from the Kennedy White House days fetched about $6 million bellow the May 2010 asking price of $18 million dollars, reported the New York Daily News.
Kraftwerk will play a residency at MoMA in April. Gallerist has a slideshow of some classic photos of the German band. Tennessee Williams, Gore Vidal, Truman Capote, and other gay writers who changed America. Geoff Dyer talks to Guernica about his latest book, Zona. Lincoln Michel breaks down some Kafka. Chloe Caldwell remembers falling in love with New York at The Rumpus. Just so you know, Dave Mustaine didn’t formally endorse Rick Santorum. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
In this examination of books he should have probably read, one Vol. 1 contributor examines why he didn’t.
Truman Capote gets redone.