In this morning’s reading: Stephanie LaCava talks Walter Benjamin, Bob Odenkirk talks Charles Portis, notes on Scott Walker’s album with Sunn 0))), interviews with Chris Forsyth, Stan Shaw, and Jim Ruland, and more.
Morning Bites: International Workers’ Day, Tony Nominations, Lethem’s Talking Heads, Obama’s “Mockingbird,” and More
The history of International Workers’ Day. Other May Day traditions. President Obama’s Mockingbird introduction. Jonathan Lethem takes on Talking Heads Fear of Music and Evan Kindley at Los Angeles Review of Books talks about it. How’s Walter Benjamin holding up 120 years after his birth? Eleven of the best campaign slogans ever. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
Morning Bites: New Junot Díaz, Kurt Cobain Poetry, Virgin Forest on Faulkner, Greatest Superhero Ever, and More
Akashic Books will be releasing a book tribute to Kurt Cobain written by the co-founder of Hole, Eric Erlandson. Apparently Courtney Love hasn’t given the book her blessing. Junot Díaz will be releasing This Is How You Lose Her, a new collection of short stories on Riverhead in September. You know who the greatest comic book hero is? Hint: it isn’t Aquaman. Helen Simpson talks to The Paris Review about her collection, In-Flight Entertainment. The guy from Virgin Forest talks about some Faulkner, […]