Proof: 1. Matt Kish and his Zak Smithesque project to draw a picture for every page of Moby-Dick. 2. The Whale by Philip Hoare 3. The poem in this weeks New Yorker by Robert Pinsky: “Whale” 4. Bands naming themselves after Melville’s masterpiece. Will Tilikum going on a murder spree have any effect on this trend? I’m not sure.
Bites: Hanukkah Stories, Maud Newton’s Faves, Zak Smith Picks, Tiger, and More
Over at the New Yorker, Hanukkah stories courtesy of Yoni Brenner. Maud Newton reflects on her favorite books of 2009. Gabriel Garcia Marquez gave Fidel Castro a copy of Bram Stokers Dracula. Zak Smith picks a top three over at HTMLGiant. American Psycho, Motley Crue, Sam Lipsyte, and Ghostworld are each mentioned in Details 25 Greatest Generation X books list. Tiger “Mistresses of Tiger Woods march on Washington” The Borowitz Report. Over at The Faster Times, Jonathan Wilson gives us […]
Bites: Blake on display, Philly libraries, Justin Taylor on Zak Smith, Princeton in the Times, Drew hearts Jens, and more
Lit. The Morgan Library and Museum is showcasing the watercolors, prints, and illuminations of William Blake for the first time in two decades. The show, entitled “William Blake’s World: A New Heaven Has Begun” is on display through January 3rd. The entire Philadelphia Free Library System is scheduled to close on October 2. The Brooklyn Book Festival is today. If you’re willing to confront the brewing cloudiness outside, PEN’s event looks good, and so does Housing Works’. Hooves on The […]