“[Barry] Hannah, on the other hand, hadn’t gotten the memo about the folksy-soft-glow south; instead he drove full throttle into the taboos of the messed up region, taking on the Jesus-obsessed nuts, the macho lunatics still hurting from the loss of the Civil War, the racial friction, and the lush almost mystical landscape.”—Darcey Steinke, who will be here tomorrow to discuss her new novel Sister Golden Hair with Rob Sheffield, The Millions : Barry Hannah and I
“There’s a reason so many writers once lived here, beyond the convenient laundromats and the take-out food, the libraries and cafés. We have always worked off the energy generated by this town, the money-making and tower-building as much as the street art and underground cultures.”—Zadie Smith on Manhattan, Find Your Beach by Zadie Smith | The New York Review of Books
All tattoos tell a story. Tattly knows a thing or two about that. So do illustrator Wendy MacNaughton and Buzzfeed editor Isaac Fitzgerald, collaborators behind the new book Pen & Ink: Tattoos & the Stories Behind Them. This custom Tattly by Wendy will be available to event-goers at the book release parties. The first book release event is in New York tomorrow night at Housing Works. Come hear some stories and get inked by Tattly!
Was enjoying lunch outside the bookstore on Crosby Street in Soho and got to talking with my benchmate, a middle-aged man holding a Housing Works shopping bag.
He told me the books you buy represent your mind: you’re looking for answers to the questions you think. He told me that the 50-cent rack at Housing Works Bookstore is the most dangerous thing ever invented.
Of the six books he had purchased, three were to do with babies and childbirth. One even titled, Preparing for an Easier Childbirth.