Juliet Linderman, managing editor of The Greenpoint Gazette and featured reader at last month’s Vol. 1 Storytelling anniversary party, has lovingly and skillfully interviewed Paul Auster for The Rumpus.  It is “lovingly” done in the sense that she clearly holds the novelist to eminent, celebratory respect, and “skillful” in that she just did it really fucking well.  And Auster upholds it with his writerly charm, eclipsing the recent unpleasing flavor left atop my literary taste buds by Cormac McCarthy.

Lexicon, Lit., and Print Journalism as Art

Music, The Sound of Films

Politics, etc.

  • A roundup of what commentators are saying about the prospect of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed being tried in a civilian court.
  • “The number of Americans who lack dependable access to adequate food shot up last year to 49 million, the largest number since the government has been keeping track”
  • Um, The Awl liked 2012. [ed. note: I felt for whatever reason like I needed to end on a positive, but not too positive, note.]
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