Archive for September, 2010

Check out this article in BlackBook by Rozalia Jovanovic with Jonathan Ames at the Russian baths in the East Village. Just posted today. I like Ted Danson’s comment at the end of it. Advertisements

Count me as one who’s excited the Paris Review is now making its entire archive of interviews available online. I’ve been wanting to read Ernest Hemingway’s for years. I finally got to the other night, and now I can die happy. He seems reluctant to answer any questions about technique or craft, and I liked […]

Creative Pairs


This should be cool. Slate just kicked off its series on the science of creativity and the role of collaboration. “The custom of hidden partners is often industry standard.” I love it.

I’ll be taking part in Monkeybicycle’s new reading series, Lightning Round, Friday 10/22 at KGB Bar. I’ll re-post closer to the date. It feels like it’s coming up fast. From MB: This new quarterly reading series fuses quick, high-energy readings with a broad range of voices—both established and emerging—into a seamless hour of literary brilliance. […]

Great post today over at Jacket Copy by David L. Ulin about re-reading Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five. Like Ulin, I haven’t read the book in a long time, and like him, the first time I read it, it turned my world upside down. His post about it makes me want to pick it up immediately.

Next weekend’s the 5th Brooklyn Book Festival—I just found out. It feels early this year. I’ve gone to the last couple and was sad I missed David Cross and Jonathan Ames last year. This year, it looks like Sarah Silverman, John Waters and Salman Rushdie will be there, along with about a zillion other people […]