Eileen Myles talks about Gram Parsons. Burroughs goes to Sundance. “John Ashbery is not one of my favorite poets“. I’m sold. Deckfight reviews The Unnamed by Joshua Ferris. Harry Potter goes to the Super Bowl. Beach House do Daytrotter.
Yoko Ono is putting out one of the few celebrity memoirs that I’ll bother reading. All you need to say is “William Burroughs’s Stuff“, and I’m sold. Best of luck trying to deny Céline was an anti-Semite. HTMLGiant live on the net. This Jami Attenberg kid is gonna be HUGE! Woody Allen writes something funny in The New Yorker. A New York publication comments on a British publication talking about a New York writer or: L magazine on the Guardian […]
Bites: Dante’s Ornaments, William Burroughs Christmas, PEN Year in Review, Gettin’ Orwellian, Sherlock Gets Reviewed, and More
Dante’s Inferno for the holidays? It’s a William Burroughs Christmas! (Thanks Maud Newton) New York Shitty finds us a bummer of a Christmas story from the archives of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Lit. PEN gives us their year in review. The Daily Beast writers pick their favorite books. An interview with Alan Moore over at Vice. Shit’s gettin’ mad Orwellian up in England. Huffington Post has a bunch of books they liked in 2009. Film The 00’s were a pretty […]
Weekend Bites: Truman and Harry, David Byrne on Kindle, good friends-bad novels, Naked Lunch at 50, and more.
I always said Truman Capote knew the boy wizard, and nobody believed me. So I guess I shouldn’t buy Mastering the Art of French Cooking because “unfortunately, that will probably send even more Meryl Streep wannabes straight to bookstores looking for food porn. And they will be sold bibles.” Bummer (Slate) David Byrne: Kindle DRM means “you are f*cked” (Thanks Boing Boing) Two A.V. Chicago writers ask if Ferris Bueller was true to it’s Chicago backdrop Jens Lekman will play […]
1. I guess we are at this point where Aaron Cometbus can walk around claiming he is the best zine writer in the game; he undoubtedly is, and I don’t think many people will argue that. He is up to issue number#53, and while I was under the impression he was supposedly finished a few years ago, I am pleased that he didn’t decide to put a halt to his nearly 30 year old series. This time around, we find […]
Reviewed by Jonathan Reiss According to the back cover of Dennis Cooper’s new book of short stories, Cooper is “the most dangerous writer in America.” What constitutes a dangerous writer? The Catcher in the Rye has been banned on and off by schools and libraries since its publication and was cited by Mark David Chapman as his reason for killing John Lennon, despite the fact that the book isn’t even about killing rock stars. In Ugly Man, the majority of […]