Archive for November, 2010

Here’s the list. City Lights in San Francisco is number one, and the only one in America that makes the cut. I was surprised that New York didn’t have anything on there, but it makes sense. The big ones, like Gotham Book Mart and Coliseum Books, which I used to love, are long gone. There […]


I’d read the Carson McCullers book a few years ago and realized there was a film from 1967 starring Marlon Brando and Elizabeth Taylor, directed by John Huston. I finally got through it, and man, I thought it captured the feel of the book perfectly. Robert Forster was great in his first-ever film role as […]


Shya Scanlon’s debut novel, Forecast, is now available for purchase here. This site participated in the Forecast 42 project last year, and I was very pleased to see the book get published. And if you haven’t seen it, here’s a kick-ass trailer for the book: Forecast by Shya Scanlon | Booktrailer from Flatmancrooked Publishing on Vimeo.


The reading period for Sententia’s issue 3 is open until January 6, and here’s the idea: “Issue 3 of Sententia will be themed around the pitch, and therefore against the notion of ‘self-contained’ excerpts. It will be a collection of novel excerpts whose purpose is to leave the reader not with an artificial feeling of […]


This Saturday, 9pm, come catch us at The Local 269, 269 E. Houston St. in Manhattan, on the corner of Houston and Suffolk St. on the Lower East Side.


Great post today at The Paris Review Daily by Emma Straub. She talks about living in places where famous writers have lived and written, including Ted Berrigan and Wallace Stegner among those whose footsteps she followed. I went through a similar thing. I remember learning Thomas Wolfe had lived in Hell’s Kitchen after I’d moved […]