Words written and unwritten. * The Gallery of Lost Art. * Art under attack. * What makes art a target for attack? * Arturo Vega — aka the Fifth Ramone — R.I.P. * Proust as philosopher. * The curious Lydia Davis by Christopher Ricks. * Drifting with Didion. * Deborah Levy interviewed in Totally Dublin: “These days I don’t much like it when critical theory strolls into fiction with a smart-ass expression on its face”. * Sheila Heti interviewed in The Quietus. * Renata Adler profiled. * Jason De Young reviews Micheline Aharonian Marcom‘s A Brief History of Yes. (3:AM‘s Greg Gerke interviewed the author for The Rumpus in 2011). * An excerpt from Masha Tupitsyn‘s Love Dog. * “L’Amour” by Marguerite Duras. * Rebecca Solnit is a punk rocker. * Sam Lipsyte in the FT. * An interview with Lincoln Michel of Gigantic. * Taylor Davis-Van Atta discusses Music & Literature. * On punk fanzines (I still have that copy of 48 Thrills.) * Miranda July on her We Think Alone project. * Teddy boys. * The Beckett/Bushmiller letters. * An interview with Karl Ove Knausgaard. * Donald Barthelme: “I don’t think [my biography] would sustain a person’s attention for a moment”. * “Barack” by Nicholas Rombes. * Dennis Cooper‘s mid-2013 favourites of the year list. * An introduction to Hypercubism. * Sex, Soho, and neon. * Writing in 2 languages: a new literary genre? (with Susana Medina). * Douglas Coupland‘s non-interview with Morrissey. * “What [Eimar] McBride pins down here is the headlong, ungrammatical immediacy with which the mind responds to the world.” * A tribute to San Francisco’s fog. * In praise of the English breakfast. * Notes for a Pretty Brutal Library. * On Jacques Rancière‘s Aisthesis. * Brian Dillon on Jacques Rancière, Peter Osborne, and Simon Starling. * Alice Munro puts down her pen to let the world in. * A conversation with Philip Chevron. * Lorrie Moore‘s “Paper Losses” (podcast). * Paul Morley on L. S. Lowry and the dark heart of Manchester. * Edward Hopper‘s art through his wife’s eyes. * Club to Catwalk at the V&A. * From club to catwalk: back to the Eighties. * Monty Python‘s Summarize Proust Competition. * The thought from Outside. * Sylvia Beach on James Joyce (video, 1963). * Sartre‘s Nausea illustrated by Robert Crumb. * Lacan interrupted. * When Jean-François Lyotard met Jacques Monory. * On Italo Calvino. * Hilma af Klint, Swedish pioneer of abstraction. * Annie Leibovitz on getting the shot, and the future of photography. * Simon Critchley and Jamieson Webster‘s The Hamlet Doctrine. * John Cage‘s Music For Marcel Duchamp, 1947. * Stanislaw Lem. * Happy birthday Kafka. * Taipei by Tao Lin. Much more here.
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First posted: Wednesday, July 10th, 2013.