In On Stage at Housing Works episode 16, Art Spiegelman talks about the San Francisco comics hierarchy and his time in communes, Timothy Donnelly reads from Roald Dahl’s “Little Red Riding Hood" in celebration of banned books, Juan Gabriel Vasquez sits down in conversation with fellow author Richard Price, and Judy Batalion reads from an essay about Cape Town in a piece from issue 1 of travel journal [wherever].
New Podcast!! With recordings from:
- A Walk On the Wild Side: Downtown Stories with Brendan Jay Sullivan and More with WORD Bookstore
- McSweeney’s Night of One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses
- Tales of Cacophony: How To Make Your City a Playground
- (vintage track from summer 2k12) Vol 1 Brooklyn’s Best 3-Minute Punk Stories Part Two
New podcast! This episode has bad recipes, Laszlo Kraznahorkai on his sense of humor, author Nicole Krauss talking with musician Simone Dinnerstein about the connection between writers and their works, and Andrew James Weatherhead reading poems at the launch of Keep This Bag Away From Children's third print issue.
This is a podcast that, when represented via photoset, puts acclaimed Hungarian writers next to Kitty Litter Cake. Enjoy!
Our podcast is in the Literature section, obviously, but this episode has a lot of food stuffs (Tim Federle reading from Tequila Mockingbird at the latest DISH; Lukas Volger + Emily Gould + Sadie Smith discussing Laurie Colwin at Home Cooking in 2013) plus music (Amanda Petrusich at last year’s 10th birthday party for Fluxblog) and poetry (Charlie Vasquez at our Pride Week reading). Be a well-rounded human and check it out!
Check out Episode 9 of our podcast, which we’ve joyously entitled “Sex, Rap, and Basketball.”
This latest show contains five gems from June, which are:
- Jeff Weiss reading an excerpt on 2Pac’s fashion aesthetics from his book with Evan McGarvey 2Pac vs. Biggie: An Illustrated History of Rap’s Greatest Battle.
- Steph Opitz's recitation of a birds and the bees-themed Pitch Perfect medley from last month’s Recital.
- Jennifer Baumgardner on shame, pride, and the bisexuals that walk among us, from Shameless: Queer Ladies Pride Reading.
- An open letter from NY Times contributor/Knicks superfan Robert Silverman asking if he can coach the team, read from nonfiction compilation We’ll Always Have Linsanity: Strange Takes on the Strangest Season in Knicks History.
- Excerpts from The Audacious Debut, a conversation between authors Bill Cheng (Southern Cross the Dog) and Derek Palacio (How to Shake the Other Man) on the subject of beginnings, audacity, and more.
Happy Monday! Here’s a new podcast episode.
Episode #8 is called BEA and Eat Your Feelings, and it’s got stories and readings from three BEA parties Housing Works hosted last month, plus a reading from the release party for Jami Attenberg’s The Middlesteins called Eat Your Feelings: Stories of Food, Jews, and Your Mom.
- Musician Nathan Larson on the implications of different music movements at Yes is the Answer: Rare Bird and Other Voices present PROG NYC BEA Party 2013
- Sarah MacLean's atypical romance recommendations at the Bookrageous BEA Bash
- YA author Ruth Baron on her love for Veronica Mars’s Logan Echolls and other teen TV characters at Tumblr’s We Are Young
- Writer and performer Beth Lisick on her loud, queer mother-in-law at Eat Your Feelings
New podcast! Listen to Barbara Browning on what “queer” means as a literary genre, Laura Lee Gulledge on real-life inspiration for her graphic novel, Julie Klausner and Chris Gethard talking to Splitsider editor Adam Frucci about TV and the Internet, Native Tongue storyteller Musa Syeed on midwestern adolescent shame via video games, and Benjamin Hale on the intersection and divergence of fiction and film.
5 clips from mid-May Housing Works events in just 25 minutes, what a deal! Plus it’s a podcast, so it’s free and stuff (like most of our events).
This time around the episode includes highlights from events in April and May, including a story from Late Night with Jimmy Fallon blogger Christine Friar at the launch of Adulting, discussions with Relish author-illustrator Lucy Knisley and Our Man in Iraq novelist Robert Perisic, and a story from comedian and Moth StorySLAM host Ophira Eisenberg from the launch of her memoir Screw You: Sleeping My Way to Monogamy. Enjoy!
HWBC Weekly Roundup
Margaret Atwood, Jonathan Franzen, and more on likability in novels.
John Green’s Butler University commencement speech.
Ten William S. Burroughs quotes about cats.
Why Mrs. Dalloway Still Matters 88 years later.
Are oral histories a good way to write about music?
To listen to:
New Dodos song!
[image via HWBC photo archives, 1999]
Tonight’s Splitsider panel is my last event as Housing Works events intern. I’ve loved working here, enough that I am staying on as freelance podcast producer (yay!) and probably someone who just hangs out at bookstore events lots. If that’s not enough remember you can find me on Tumblr/Twitter/etc.
Miss y’all already,