How much would you pay for a little face time with Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation? What about lunch at the Union Square Café with her?
Well, if the current bids on The Nation’s First Ever Online Auction are any guide, it’ll cost you upwards Read More
On May 17, 1996, Charlie Rose assembled a panel of writers on his PBS talk show to discuss "The Future of American Fiction." Sitting around Mr. Rose’s circular table on his signature all-black set were Mark Leyner, Jonathan Franzen, and David Foster Wallace. At the time, Mr. Leyner, was the best known of Read More
The last time The New Yorker‘s George Packer was in Iraq was January 2007. He’s not sure if he wants to go back, but that doesn’t mean it’s not on his mind. "I do find myself thinking about it all the time still," he says. "Thinking of other ways to write about it."
One of Read More
Who is Rivka Galchen, M.D.? The author of Atmospheric Disturbances, which according to Leon Neyfakh is, "a winding, psychological quest story involving weather control, quantum theory, and an intricately calibrated, radically counterintuitive conception of space and time…" She also may be the new Thomas Pynchon. PLUS: The return of Mark Leyner; Sloane Read More
The legend of Mark Leyner started small. It quickly grew out of control.
“I was an infinitely hot and dense dot. So begins the autobiography of a feral child who was raised by huge and lurid puppets. An autobiography written wearing wrist weights,” Mr. Leyner wrote in one of the riffs—“chapters” would be too Read More
The Talented Mr. Long
If Joshua Long gets his way, he’ll be a TV studio chief by January 2004. Never mind that he’s never spent a single second in the TV business.
“The timeline is to have a deal on the table within 45 days,” said Mr. Long, talking about his would-be startup, Read More
Bunny Modern , by David Bowman. Little, Brown & Company, 215 pages, $21.95.
David Bowman is the opposite of Mark Leyner. I say this upfront because it’s likely that Mr. Bowman, a more or less unknown young writer with an agitated style, a screwball imagination and a comic compulsion-the kind of guy you just Read More