Archive for June, 2011

If you’re a fan of John Lurie and the Lounge Lizards, read this. It’s Rick Moody’s take in The Rumpus on The New Yorker‘s article about Lurie from last year. I read that article, though I rarely read The New Yorker (mainly ‘cuz there are no big glossy photos and way too many words, as […]


Roxane Gay does a Q&A with well-known critic and fiction writer Anis Shivani at HTMLGIANT. Read it.


e-Revelation

15Jun11

I realize I’m late to this party, but today I’ve become convinced that everything that can—books, magazines, music, newspapers, etc.—will move online in entirety sometime in the very near future. I don’t know what’s convinced me. I had been holding onto the old “people will never give up being able to hold paper publications.” Maybe […]


Cool interview with poet Sommer Browning (and co-head of Flying Guillotine Press) in The Faster Times this week. I enjoyed it. Check it out and check out her poetry and the titles from Flying Guillotine. Their chapbooks are gorgeous. I just read A History of the Human Family a little while ago and it blew […]



La notte

07Jun11

Over the course of a few months, I’ve watched Michelangelo Antonioni’s early ’60s trilogy (L’avventura, La notte and L’eclisse) out of order. Last night I finished with La notte, and it struck me as the best of the three. Marcello Mastroianni seems to anchor it, the way he anchors Fellini’s films. Jeanne Moreau is sullen […]


Molly Gaudry and Christopher Newgent’s goal of creating a publicity hub for the indie lit scene is now reality. From their site (which looks amazing): “Our mission is to promote a sustainable literary community by introducing readers to authors we know and love. By providing a public gathering place for ongoing conversations, we aim to […]