In our afternoon reading: an interview with Emily St. John Mandel, details of Jeremy Robert Johnson’s next book, and more.
Afternoon Bites: “Blue Jasmine” Reviewed, Hard Rock Roundtable, Nathaniel Philbrick Interviewed, James Turrell, and More
An interview with Nathaniel Philbrick, a pair of reviews of Woody Allen’s latest, Natalie Portman adapts an Amos Oz book for the screen, hair metal is discussed, and more.
Woody Allen Nail Art is an Awesome Thing
In the event that you need a manicure, you can go to one of those cheap joints that rival churches and Starbucks’ in the things that are on just about every street corner in New York category, or you can call up our friend Miss Pop so she can paint an iconic scene from Woody Allen’s Manhattan on your nails.
Weekend Bites: Woody and Faulkner, Franzen’s Play, Titus Andronicus Forever, and More
Well, William Faulkner is suing Woody Allen. You know Jonathan Franzen has a play, right? Our own Jason Diamond reviewed it for Capital New York. Rick Moody reviewed Chris Ware’s Building Stories. Killer London fog. Matthew Perpetua makes the case for Titus Andronicus. Maria Sherman makes the case against Japandroids. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
Morning Bites: Morrissey’s Birthday, Maira Kalman Hanging out, Louis C.K. Goes Woody, and More
Steven Patrick Morrissey was born on this day in 1959. A night with Maira Kalman and friends. Emily St. John Mandel was the guest on this week’s episode of the Other People podcast. Louis C.K. hires Woody Allen’s former editor for Louie. New music now available from Leda, featuring (among others) Amy Klein and Permanent Wave’s Heidi Vanderlee. Peter Weir has plans to adapt Jennifer Egan’s novel The Keep for the big screen. Dan Wickett looks at new short fiction […]
Our Collective Woody Allen Fetish Is A Bit Much
Obviously we are just as guilty as the next person when it comes to our love for New York’s favorite step-daughter marrying ball of neurosis (look at our logo!), but a Woody Allen tanktop? Haven’t we moved past this as a people?
William F. Buckley Died On This Day
William F. Buckley died on this day in 2008. Posting about him is no way to excuse the fact that he was a Joseph McCarthy apologist, that he held bigoted views against homosexuals that would make Rick Santorum blush with delight, was one of the key players in getting Ronald Reagan elected, and a myriad of other inexcusable views and statements.
Morning Bites: Why Steinbeck matters, NYT Notables, Norton Records, possible Dirk Nowitzki haikus, and more
Why John Steinbeck matters now more than ever (not counting the last time around he matter more than ever). Maud Newton backs this up. The New York Times 100 notable books of the last 365 days. Mark Cuban is publishing an eBook. We’re hoping that it’s all haikus about Dirk Nowitzki. Jon Cotner and Claire Hamilton take a trip to Fire Island, and they put together a beautiful slideshow for The Believer. Ronan Farrow, the son of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen, is […]