In our afternoon reading: thoughts on the new Prince album, interviews with Mitchell S. Jackson and Kristen Arnett, and more.
In our morning reading: a literary award for John Edgar Wideman, interview with Nicole Dennis-Benn and Kathleen Alcott, and more.
In our morning reading: an interview with Neko Case, nonfiction by Sarah Gerard and Kristopher Jansma, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Will Hermes on Jeff Mangum, Edan Lepucki on self-publishing, William Kennedy on Fidel Castro, and more
At Occupy Writers, Will Hermes writes about Jeff Mangum. Do you like good writing about music and culture? Then you’ll probably want to read this. At Slate, Katie Roiphe looks at the syllabi of David Foster Wallace. Edan Lepucki discusses why writers of literary fiction should probably not self-publish. At The Paris Review, Elisabeth Donnelly talks with William Kennedy. The Free Music Archive has music up from The Ex’s collaboration with avant-jazz saxophone player Getatchew Mekuria. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn […]
Morning Bites: Saving the OWS library, Will Hermes, what Jenny Slate reads, what happened to Lolita, and more
At Salon: How Jami Attenberg (and friends) tried to help rescue the OWS library. Another excerpt from Will Hermes’s fantastic Love Goes to Buildings on Fire: Five Years That Changes Music Forever. What really happened to Lolita. Jenny Slate tells The Atlantic what she reads. PBS announces return dates for Downton Abbey and Sherlock NPR reflects on the “great, often bizarre” Miles Davis quintet. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, and our Tumblr.
Morning Bites: Q.R. Markham, the Beefheart candidate, Chad Harbach’s energy bars, Wodehouse letters, and more
Want to know more about the Q.R. Markham (above) plagiarism scandal? Edward Champion is your one stop shop. Neal Pollack talks to Fictionaut. Chad Harbach cooks with Emily Gould. An excerpt from Will Hermes’ book Love Goes To Buildings On Fire at Rolling Stone. Letters from PG Wodehouse. Jon Huntsman: Republican presidential candidate and big Captain Beefheart fan. Revisiting the lost spirit of journalism from 1940. Used tools in the heart of Maine. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, and our Tumblr.
Indexing: Tim Kinsella, Todd Grimson, Manuela Draeger, Rudy Wurlitzer, and How Much More? So Much More.
A roundup of things consumed by our editors. Tobias Carroll Once again, the longest book I read last week — Tim Kinsella’s The Karaoke Artist’s Guide to Self-Defense — was read with an eye towards reviewing it here. That review should appear before too long, though I’m still in the middle of mentally aligning the novel’s subtly fractured segments and figuring out what I make of its denouement.