At The L Magazine, Vol.1’s Tobias Carroll suggests five underrated 90s bands whose music should get the deluxe reissue treatment. It goes without saying that his fellow editors heartily agree. You know what’s awesome? Norman Brannon and Willie Nelson contributed to the same book, that’s what. Gary Hawkins on filming Harry Crews. Gabrielle Gantz revisits the anthology Brooklyn Noir. The Outlet has a fine write-up of this week’s PANK Invasion at WORD. Over at Treehouse, Matthew Specktor and Michael Wolfe […]
Afternoon Bites: PANK Invasion, Brooklyn High Schools, Morrissey Smiling, and More
Tonight is the PANK Invasion at WORD. So many capital letters, so many great readers. The hidden treasures of Erasmus Hall High School. From the department of Too Good To Be True: Zach Galifianakis as Ignatius J. Reilly would be basically perfect. Did someone say “lots of pictures of Morrissey smiling“? Flavorwire is on it. Also included in that photo set: a picture of Morrissey with a cat on his head, presumably taken in a spirit similar to this one. If […]
Afternoon Bites: Molly Gaudry, Ann Powers, World Book Night, and more
Ann Powers looks at Spin‘s experiment in 140-character record reviews, and reverse-engineers two full-length reviews from it. Shades of Christopher Orr’s review of 21 based only on the preview… Molly Gaudry on work from Jeanne Winterson and Mary Ruefle. Irvine Welsh has written Skagboys, a prequel to Trainspotting. If you’re looking for an excellent reading in northern Brooklyn tomorrow, you have two outstanding options: Largehearted Boy’s tenth anniversary at WORD (with Emma Straub and Jennifer Gilmore) and the Caryn Rose/Rosie Schaap combo at Pete’s […]
Afternoon Bites: Wells Tower and zines, handselling, Blake Butler, and more
“Though his voice sounds confident and easy, there is something trapped in the tenor of the recordings, a carefully arranged throb that lines the ageless, spacious pop sense that would lead him to sell songs to the likes of Fats Domino and Jerry Lee Lewis.” For The Oxford American‘s music issue, Blake Butler writes about the late singer/songwriter Jimmy Donley. Wells Tower: not fond of doing online interviews; very fond of making zines. WORD’s Jenn Northington on the art and origins of […]
Afternoon Bites: Charles Yu, WORD, Brian Wood, and more
The generally kickass witer Charles Yu made a recent appearance on the Bat Segundo Show. Greenpoint’s excellent WORD is holding a holiday open house this weekend. And if you’d like them to handsell you some books… Also in news of northern Brooklyn bookstores we love: Jon Reiss profiles the fine people of Book Thug Nation. Brian Wood on his experiences with the digital world as a comics creator. (If you’ve read and enjoyed The Dewey Decimal System or Zone One […]
Vol. 1 Presents: Civic Pride “Best of Chicago” with Adam Levin, Jami Attenberg and Free Beer
On November 5th, we will be hosting the first of our newest series called Civic Pride, and the idea is to have a few readers who are from, or have stories from a particular city, state or country, and couple their stories with free beer and/or food from the particular place we’re highlighting. For the first installment, Chicago is the city we will focus on, and we have 2 readers who have put out books this year that will surely […]
Went to: Blake Butler, Rachel B. Glaser, Jon Cotner & Andy Fitch, and Timothy Donnelly at WORD’s Indie Press Night
Posted by Tobias Carroll I spent Tuesday night at WORD in Greenpoint for their Indie Press Night series — this particular evening featuring five writers representing four independent presses. Here’s what I saw and heard.
Does Emily Gould Have Groupies?
I don’t know, but since 85% of the people that are tweeting about her book release party tonight are men, I’m willing to bet that the answer to that question is “maybe.” Find out tonight at WORD in Greenpoint. Also, listen to her interview over at GalleyCat.