The summer issue of the Paris Review is out today; now available in a digital edition. Highlights include an amazing portfolio of video art curated by Marilyn Minter, new fiction by Jonathan Lethem, part two of Roberto Bolano’s The Third Reich, and interviews with William Gibson and Samuel R. Delany. Also: Beach towels!
Nick Flynn, photo © Matt Valentine.
The blog Harriet details a new exhibition at the Tate Britain museum dedicated to the short-lived early twentieth-century art and poetry movement called Vorticism, which included Wyndham Lewis and Ezra Pound. The museum writes, “The Vorticists forged a distinctive style combining machine-age forms and energetic imagery, embracing modernity and blasting away the staid legacy of the Edwardian past.”
Tonight, New York’s Cake Shop will host the last Mixer reading of the season, featuring Nick Flynn, Katie Peterson, Jibade Khalil Huffman, Sandra Lim, and Mal Blum.
There’s a free audio book download featuring Samuel L. Jackson reading Adam Manbach’s best-selling fake children's book for bleary-eyed parents, Go the F*ck to Sleep, on Audible.com. Jackson hasn’t had this much fun with an obscene and absurd text since his “Royale with cheese” conversation with John Travolta in the 1994 film Pulp Fiction.
We could really use a shelf-pod here at Bookforum HQ.