At EmDashes, the four covers created for the 85th anniversary issue of The New Yorker. Was Hamlet gay? Superman goes for a million. The Rumpus lets us know about new fiction on Muumuu House by Megan Boyle Faulkner as a mascot? Three Guys One Book talk about spring indies. At The Faster Times, Michael Kimball Interviews Christopher Higgs
Bites: America RULES, Fitzgerald and William, Ballard Inspires Art, Eggers at The Paris Review?, and More
USA! USA! USA! Fitzgerald reads some Shakespeare. Art inspired by JG Ballard. 3 Guys 1 Book loving John Durmot Woods I love Dave Eggers and all, but editor of The Paris Review? I dunno about that man. How Tina Brown plans to change the e-book game. Yes Mr. Poet, I’m also sad about the Greenpoint Coffeehouse closing.
Want to read the first five chapters of Sam Lipsyte’s forthcoming book, The Ask? BAM! Don DeLillo was on NPR to talk about his new book, Point Omega. The guy from Japanther likes some good books. LitKicks calls Patti Smith’s Just Kids, “the first great book of the new decade“. Melville House has a god on their hands. Shakespeare and a little kid. “Tech-savvy librarians” Califone on tour.
Bites: Howard Zinn, Tobi Vail on George Pelecanos, Shakespeare’s Pad, Alicia Jo Rabins and David Bazan on Faith and Art, and More
Over at The Millions, Jesse Ball reviews a year of reading, and makes us want to go buy the book pictured above. Howard Zinn’s Voices of a People’s History (Seven Stories Press) “collects the works of outsiders, rebels, and disenfranchised Americans“. Over at the Bumpidee Reader, Tobi Vail reviews The Way Home, by George Pelecanos. “We are hoping to find organic debris that will teach us what the great man had for dinner.” Says Richard Kemp, of the Shakespeare Birthplace […]