Grove Atlantic author Tommy Wieringa dropped by Brooklyn’s WORD for a quick book recommendation segment with Ron Hogan (@the_handsell)
Rebecca from Connecticut likes the following books:
- U and I, Nicholson Baker
- Out of Sheer Rage, Geoff Dyer
- The Silent Woman, Janet Malcolm
- Footsteps, Richard Holmes
Tommy Wieringa is the author of Little Caesar. His previous novel, Joe Speedboat, won the Bordewijk Prize in 2006 and was long-listed for the 2011 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, as well as nominated for the AKO Literature Prize. He lives in Amsterdam.
(taped at WORD Brooklyn, Greenpoint)
Microfiction! Read G. Willow Wilson’s Cairo Warden in this BULLETT mag online exclusive.
In this month’s issue of Bullett Magazine, four futurists—including yours truly—imagine some very strange days. Check out these delicious, bite-sized pieces of microfiction.
Heading to the Met Punk Exhibit? Brush up on your Punk history with PLEASE KILL ME first.
The Met’s spring 2013 Costume Institute exhibition, PUNK: Chaos to Couture, will examine punk’s impact on high fashion from the movement’s birth in the early 1970s through its continuing influence today. Featuring approximately one hundred designs for men and women, the exhibition will include original punk garments and recent, directional fashion to illustrate how haute couture and ready-to-wear borrow punk’s visual symbols.
Focusing on the relationship between the punk concept of “do-it-yourself” and the couture concept of “made-to-measure,” the seven galleries will be organized around the materials, techniques, and embellishments associated with the anti-establishment style. Themes will include New York and London, which will tell punk’s origin story as a tale of two cities, followed by Clothes for Heroes and four manifestations of the D.I.Y. aesthetic—Hardware, Bricolage, Graffiti and Agitprop, and Destroy.
Presented as an immersive multimedia, multisensory experience, the clothes will be animated with period music videos and soundscaping audio techniques.
Richard Hell photo by Kate Simon
“Biblioclasm” and 25 other rare words beautifully illustrated by The Project Twins graphic art studio.
June is now International Crime Month. Mark it on your calendar with a bloody flag.
Melville House in the middle of an EPIC INDIE PRESS TEAM-UP with the folks at Akashic, Europa and Mysterious Press/Grove Atlantic to celebrate great edgy crime writing from around the world.
We’re like Voltron, but for bookish idealists who want to read about stabbings, I guess? A very complicated Voltron.
Anyhow we have a whole slew of incredible events happening throughout June. Read more about them here.