The folks over at PWxyz have come out with another literary pie chart, this time for Samuel Beckett’s trilogy (MOLLOY, MALONE DIES, THE UNNAMABLE). Fabulous.
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.
IDEA: Escape. Henry Miller lays the groundwork for Tropic of Capricorn.
Don Draper’s Old Fashioned, The Dude’s White Russian, Hunter S. Thompson’s Singapore Sling, Daisy Buchanan’s Mint Julep, and more in our new Cocktail Chart of Film and Literature.
Windows of New York. This site is a good reminder to get outside this weekend…
Sebastian Junger on the trauma of losing his friend and collaborator, Tim Hetherington:
Within an hour I decided not to cover combat again. I didn’t want to risk traumatizing everyone I loved by getting killed myself. I mean, you go to war, you think you’re gambling with your own life and then I realized that what you’re really doing is gambling with everyone else’s lives, everyone who cares about you. You’re dead. You don’t matter. It’s over. It’s everyone else who has to deal with it. I hadn’t really gotten that either and, when Tim died, I did and I also just ran headlong into the central tragedy of war which is that good people get killed and I sort of didn’t want anything to do with it anymore.
Image of Tim Hetherington in Afghanistan courtesy of Norget