In our afternoon reading: talking with Zola Jesus and Livia Llewellyn, another National Book Award shortlist is announced, and much more.
In our weekend reading: an interview with Zola Jesus; new writing by Lincoln Michel, Rios de la Luz, and Amber Sparks; and more.
Afternoon Bites: The History of Man Forever, The Literature of Walking, The Interview With Maile Meloy, and More
Brad Cohan provides us with an oral history of Kid Millions’s Man Forever project. Lorin Stein on the literature of walking. Maile Meloy, interviewed at The Book Bench. Daphne Carr provides another perspective on the Zola Jesus/JG Thirlwell collaboration at the Guggenheim last week. Gabrielle Gantz on Lapham’s Quarterly. David Edelstein’s essay on Dark Shadows — show and film both — is a fine piece of cultural history. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
Michiko Kakutani on why Don DeLillo’s 1997 “masterpiece,” Underworld, is still very worthy of your time. The first ten pages of Kyle Minor’s forthcoming book, The Sexual Lives of Missionaries, are available at Guernica. (Via HTML Giant) Maybe reconsider inviting Slavoj Žižek over to dinner? EMA and Zola Jesus cover “Crimson and Clover.” Is Larry David getting in touch with his feminine side? The A.V. Club reviews last night’s Curb Your Enthusiasm.
The cemetery where e.e. cummings and Eugene O’Neill are buried. (Boston Globe) The Guardian talks about James Ellroy. Jonathan Franzen vs. Richard Stark. You know how people are always saying “there are so many great Jewish writers”? Here is your chance to learn how to be one. Carrie Brownstein stars in a new video by The Thermals. (Brooklyn Vegan) I think this article about Zola Jesus in The Guardian officially means she’s “Blown up”.