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. 

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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.

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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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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Afternoon Bites: OWS panel, Woody Allen as a Master, new Lutz, mustache buttons,and more

Woody Allen gets the American Masters treatment from PBS. Too bad they didn’t get Ken Burns to direct it. That would have been pretty hilarious. Tonight: n+1 and Housing Works present a panel on Occupy Wall Street.  More info here. The Rumpus discusses divorcer, the new collection by Gary Lutz. At The Paris Review: Adam Wilson discusses his obsession with Owen Wilson.  (No relation.) Buttons featuring every mustache worn by a Daniel Day-Lewis character. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, and our Tumblr.

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