Humbrol enamel wizard and Turner prize contender George Shaw (video interview) * Roberto Bolaño‘s “Exiles“. * Mark E Smith interviewed in The Independent. * In the L.A. Review of Books, Jonathan Lethem on being reviewed by James Wood. * A 1956 discussion between Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer. * Peelplayer. * Shorties!, a free eComic featuring the best of the Cape/Observer/Comica graphic short story prize. * R. Crumb‘s album covers (via @filmdrblog). * Rick Poynor on Continuum’s 33 1/3 series. * Ned Vizzini on the Negropedia. * Occupy the Plutocracy says Brian Leiter. * Lorrie Moore on Werner Herzog‘s Into the Abyss. * Klaus Kinski is bored. * Lumière & Company (1995), David Lynch & Wim Wenders‘ short films using the Lumière brothers’ Cinématographe camera. * Les Avortés by Jorge Amat (1970, with a Captain Beefheart soundtrack). * Kenneth Anger exhibition at MOCA (LA). * Andrew Logan and The British Art of Showing Off. More show-offs here. * The hunt for Blue Velvet‘s lost footage. * Punk and Beyond exhibition (in London) curated by Gaye Advert. * Brain Pickings on Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design. * Autism’s early child. * New issue of Five Dials includes pieces on Huysmans, Virginia Woolf in bomb-scarred London plus Raymond Chandler [PDF] * Debbie Harry jeans commercials from 1980. * “There was to be no Dada movement in the UK. Instead we had the comparatively timid experiments of the Sitwells and the Bloomsbury Group — and the Woolfs complaining about their servants! And it’s not so different today. The literary scene in the UK is overwhelmingly dominated by ‘Eng-Lit’ graduates from Oxbridge.” Interview with Alastair Brotchie, the author of a new critical biography of Alfred Jarry. * Blokes of Britain: Kevin Rowland. * A woman’s opinion is the miniskirt of the internet. * A film about original Beats Herbert Huncke and Gregory Corso. * The devilishness of idleness (see also, 3:AM‘s interview with Idler editor Tom Hodgkinson). * Sid Vicious the painter. * OWS and the war on the poor. * Noam Chomsky’s address to OWS. * Bartleby reading at OWS. * Oligarchy, American style. * Are rereadings better than readings? * Geoff Dyer is not impressed with Richard Bradford‘s biography on Martin Amis (but then, nor was Amis). * A Graham Greene cover gallery. * A brief history of books & booze. * The Smiths‘ John Lewis Christmas advert controversy. * Elizabeth Bachner on Rimbaud (see also, Darran Anderson on A Season in Hell). * In The White Review, Lars Iyer on the death of literature. * And Scott Esposito‘s response. * Quadrophenia exhibition (London). * “When someone as smart as [Martin] Amis maintains such a position, it becomes less surprising that this country still considers one of its greatest authors to be JRR Tolkien”: Nicholas Lezard on Gabriel Josipovici‘s What Ever Happened to Modernism? * Asian pop record covers from the 60s & 70s (pictured). * Roxy Music’s album covers. * Craig Taylor‘s Londoners reviewed. * How to be bored in Paris. * Fake books by TV characters. * Gerhard Richter‘s creative process. * Publishing coup of the year. * Les Enfants du paradis. * Writers and their book-collecting habits.
First posted: Sunday, November 13th, 2011.