A roundup of things consumed by our contributors.
When did you move from Newark to Manhattan? 1969. I was 19, and I had a job at the Lovable Underwear Company, at 200 Madison Avenue. That’s true. I was doing back then, in the days before computers, what they called paystubs and mechanicals. You have a glue pot, a tea square, a razor blade, and you physically put together advertisements. That was the year I got my first piece published in a magazine called Fusion. Nick Tosches talks to […]
Apparently Flavorpill does, so they’ve created a list of famous feuds between musicians and music journalists. If you don’t want to read it, here’s the rundown: Musto and James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem aren’t really having a feud. Murphy was being playful. Musto’s own publication interviewed him about it. Lou Reed vs. Lester Bangs: I’ll admit to this being relevant, and I wish more music crits. wrote drug fueled criticism of their hero’s. Courtney Love vs. Lynn Hirschberg: I didn’t […]
Bites: Fiction v. Non-Fiction, Poe’s Funeral, Proust’s Questions, Lev Grossman on being a critic, Wild Things, Hornby’s Education, Nick Cave & PJ Harvey, and more
Jim Shepard for Electric Literature on the subject of fiction based on non-fiction: “We need to bear in mind, as we’ve been told many times, that we’re working from, but not necessarily about, our lives.” Lit. Edgar Allen Poe gets a real funeral. (Thanks, The Rumpus) On Vanity Fair’s website, take Proust’s Questionnaire and find out which celebrities you most resemble. Lev Grossman guest-posts for and on the National Book Critics Circle blog. Film, a Quick Weekend Roundup What will […]