In our morning reading: delving into Ocean Vuong’s debut novel, reviews of books by John Domini and Juliet Escoria, and more.
In our morning reading: interviews with Ahmed Saadawi and Jenny Hval, the efforts to declare Walt Whitman’s Brooklyn home a landmark, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Laird Barron Excerpted, Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi’s Latest, Outsider Art, Steve Erickson, and More
In our afternoon reading: an excerpt from Laird Barron’s new novel, a look at a new show of outsider art, and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Look Blue Go Purple, Imbolo Mbue Interviewed, Taika Waititi on Comedy, Olivia Sudjic, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on an indiepop reissue, interviews with Imbolo Mbue and Taika Waititi, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Bill Murray Says Tilda Swinton Can Do Whatever She Likes, Philip K. Dick Is Still Amazing, Kristen Stewart Reads 50 Shades of Grey, and More
Attention Philip K. Dick fans: these articles on his sweet, sweet crazy are not to be missed. “But that’s the way shit goes when you sell millions of records but you’re dying inside.” Jessica Hopper interviews Heart’s Ann Wilson and it’s too real. A possibly intoxicated Bill Murray makes our hearts flutter by walking us through the set of Moonrise Kingdom. How to become a literary translator, according to the guy who put Laurent Binet into English. (Our review of […]
So, lit-minded reader, did you find yourself once again costume-less on Halloween day, even though you’ve been planning to hit up some parties?
Bites: PEN’s Spelling Bee, Fitzgerald’s Taxes, Whitman’s Jeans, Obama the Comic, France Hates Scientology, and more
Last night at Le Poisson Rouge, some of New York’s biggest writers got together for a spelling bee to benefit PEN American center’s literary journal, PEN America and the release of their eleventh issue, “Make Believe.” Lit. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s tax returns.(Thanks, The Rumpus) Whoa, another e-reader from Barnes & Noble? I’m totally confused. Today, we’re tackling e-readers and book reading, I guess. First, Book Bench with Bruce McCalls’ new book Fifty Things to do with a Book (Now that […]
Whoever decided that animating pictures of long-dead writers reading their work was a good idea is either totally brilliant, or totally sick in the head. I guess it’s better than zombies.