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Morning Bites: Rachel Maddow’s Steinbeck Award, Dickens’ Google Doodle, Adam Wilson’s playlist, and more
Rachel Maddow wins the John Steinbeck Award. She’s now in the same league as Studs Terkel, Joan Baez, and The Boss.
- Today is the 200th birthday of Charles Dickens. Our celebration includes checking out his Google Doodle, and also remembering the day he died. We should probably read about his screwed up brother, then maybe go eat some Dickens cake with Prince Charles.
- Adam Wilson gets interviewed about his forthcoming novel, Flatscreen. Lots of talk about music.
- Eleanor Friedberger’s Chick Tracts.
- And finally, in Vol. 1 contributors doing stuff elsewhere: Jason writes about the Jewish influence on the Ivy League look at Tablet, and Tobias checks out Nicolas Jaar at MoMA PS1 for the L Magazine.
Indexing: A Canadian copy of Sheila Heti, Punk Planet, Tournament of Books, Adam Wilson, NYRB Classics, and more
Bought a bunch of stuff from Quimby’s in Chicago recently, including a copy of Punk Planet #1 from 1994. I’d actually sent a guy I’d met in an AOL chatroom five dollars by mail in 1997, hoping he would fulfill his promise of sending me that first issue. I’d been collecting issues of the magazine since somewhere around 1996, and needed the first one to be totally up to date.
He never sent it to me. His screen name (NationXStates) disappeared, and until a week ago, I never attained issue #1. Continue reading
Between now and when the flowers start growing, the trees beging greening, and the animals start mating, we’ve got a bunch of events going on. There will be a few more announced coming up, but in the meantime, we figured we should mention these. Also, as usual, all events are free. Continue reading
Via Alexander Chee, Sven Birkerts on writer’s block: “Mood is relevant, certainly, but it is not sufficient. Mood, the vibration of one’s psychological state — the momentary expression of the felt relation to the world. It is as all-determining and elusive as weather.”
- New fiction from Adam Wilson, at The Paris Review.
- Patti Smith wrote music inspired by the letters of Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O’Keeffe.
- At Flavorwire, Emily Temple looks at 2011’s most overlooked books.
Indexing: New Directions catalogs, Joseph Heller, two-thirds of Murakami, Green Apple Books, and more
A roundup of things consumed by our editors. Continue reading
“Describing Joshua Cohen’s wonderful and elliptical novel A Heaven of Others is a bit like attempting to rehash an acid trip—no analysis can quite do justice to the feel of the experience.” – Adam Wilson reviews Joshua Cohen’s A Heaven of Others at Bookforum.
- Somewhere in the world there is a collaboration between Blur and poet Michael Horovitz.
- Jonathan Franzen’s The Corrections is officially a thing on HBO.
- The new Atlas Sound album Parallax is streaming at the New York Times. It is very much worth your time.
- There’s also a new Reigning Sound song in the world.
- Spin picks the 40 greatest comedy albums. (A certain Vol. 1 editor is a little pissed at the lack of Don Rickles on the list, but what can we do?)
- Amelia Earhart had her own clothing line.