Jesse Tangen-Mills has some ideas for books to bring to the bar with you during the World Cup over at The Millions.
For the record, I don’t really understand bringing books to the bar (especially, if the thing you’re avoiding is a riveting international sporting event, rather than the occasional unwanted conversation), but if you must ….
I mean, not to get all Seinfeld on this, but people don’t bring booze to the library.
Largehearted Boy put together its 2010 list of blogs to read. We’re not on it, it’s OK we’re just working really hard to get back to a very competitive level in ’14.
White People Graffiti, you heard it here second.
I saw this on Superchief.
and perhaps the last I’ll link to here: a careful consideration of the memoir by Ian Buruma in the New York Review of Books.
Andy from Knife Fight and yours truly, will be DJ’ing a dance party at the loft above Public Assembly. It’ll be fun and it’s for a good cause. Details at Knife Fight.
but we’ve been getting a lot of hits on our Salinger posts lately, presumably because of this piece in the New Yorker: Ian Frazier visits the marginalia specialist at the New York Public Library and discovers that Nabokov has graded an anthology of New Yorker stories and given Salinger the only A+, besides the one he awarded himself.
Enjoy (there’s more to the article than what I ran down above). I just like that there’s a marginalia specialist at the NYPL.
Mike Force gave us the heads-up on a Lovecraft inspired art show at the Observatory in Brooklyn. It closes tomorrow, so get their while supplies last.