The hashtag went viral, prompting her and friend Ami Greko to go lo-fi with an old-school, photocopied, taped, hand-folded and stapled zine about soup, even offering cross-stitched covers for bigger spenders with $8 to pledge. Very punk, Fershleiser joked.
Celebrate your soup love here on Monday! Ami Greko and Rachel Fershleiser will be here with Dave Bry, Bex Schwartz, Kevin Nguyen, and Jaime Green.
If you’re not into WOMEN here tonight, we highly recommend the Two Boots annual Mardi Gras Ball!
“There are professional thrills and there are professional thrills, but I am extra especially thrilled to report that FSG is going to be publishing John Darnielle’s novel, Wolf in White Van, this fall. John is famous for his work with the Mountain Goats, and I suspect that none of the many fans who know his lyrics and have heard his stories will be surprised by the revelation that his is a genuinely literary mind. And it’s true—Wolf in White Van emphatically proves that his imagination and voice are at least as at home on the page as they are in song.
There are many things worth singling out for praise in Wolf in White Van:the unforgettable main character, Sean Phillips, who has been isolated by a disfiguring injury since age seventeen; Trace Italian, the intricate game within the novel that Sean created and runs; the interplay of real and imagined worlds, which is both complex and heartbreaking; the structure of the storytelling—audacious, brilliant, and never anything but convincing and unreasonably suspenseful; the prose itself, which is precise and beautiful and (forgive me) lyrical.”
Read more from editor Sean McDonald about Wolf in White Van here.
I, just, words.
I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS
This Week at HWBC:
Tomorrow we have a staged reading of the highly acclaimed play WOMEN written by Housing Works’ frequent guest Chiara Atik. The play is a mashup of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women and the hit HBO show Girls. Tickets are only $5, and it’s going to sell out so be sure to grab one now! More info and tickets available here.
On Wednesday night, DISH, our monthly food event is back, this time with The Way We Ate, Owney’s Rum, Luke Barr, and Charles Blackstone. They’ll all share readings and stories with hosts Kimberly Wetherell of Spirited and David Gutowski of Largehearted Boy.
Finally, Thursday, Seth Fishman, author of the brand new YA novel The Well’s End, and Téa Obreht, author of The Tiger’s Wife, will read fan fiction for each other. The event is named The Well’s Wife and The Tiger’s End, which is great and overall just representative of how the night’s going to go, so be sure to come out!
Le Roman D’Amour. Delphin Enjolras (French, 1857-1945). Pastel on paper.
Enjolras received his formal artistic training from Gérard, painting in oils and pastels. Enjolras was a regular exhibitor at the Sociétaire des Artistes Francais, to which he was elected a member in 1901. Enjolras can be classed as a painter of beautiful ladies, a subject matter which was highly prized in the 19th century. His subjects are often revealing and intimate moments of society beauties.
Cool reading outfit.
"Creative writing involves a deliberate rejection of practicality: To get into the right mood for writing requires short-circuiting our usual calculations of profit and loss, since there is nothing as gratuitous as a poem or story. Waste, as the poet said, is of the essence of the scheme. On a train, time and place are suspended in the name of a long-term goal, getting from one place to another; take away that goal and you have as close to a zone of pure freedom as you are likely to find anywhere in the twenty-first century."
I now have the zine in my hands, I can also say that it’s a fine overview of soups. The title can be taken literally–there are, in fact, tips for making stock–but there are also recipes in abundance, trivia, and essays. (via Vol. 1 Brooklyn | The Zinophile: The Making of a Zine About Soup)
Party to celebrate STOCK TIPS: THE ZINE on Monday, March 10 here at Housing Works! More info.
HWBC Weekly Roundup:
- An interview with Lorrie Moore (whose new book is now out!)
- LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy wants to make the subway beep sound nice. You can listen to what his idea here.
- Emily Gould’s essay on writing and debt (which she read parts of here on Monday night)
- Also, here’s a poem made from email subject lines from Tumblr (it gets its own bullet point because this is #relevant for everyone reading this, duh)
- Corpus Libris: because I love when people do this sort of thing
To Listen to/Watch:
- New Lykke Li song/video, "I Never Learn"
Very Important News:
- I love meat but I’m still allowed to be as excited as I am for Chipotle’s new item (!!!)