–> And what it all means to me. With commentary on Questlove’s “Suicide Set” from last year.
–> Absolutely amazing, breathtaking essay on Killing Williamsburg in The Awl—I am humbled and awed by this, a spectacular piece of writing by William Kenton.
–> A great review from Words for Worms!
Because it was good. Because it was different. Because not everyone was doing it. Because true cool can never be popular.
Frontier Psych editor Keith Meatto asked me, when he heard I was going to SXSW, to write something more… overarching and thoughtful.” Or something like that. I was so dizzy and exhausted when I got back from Austin I became one of those nightmare writers, who kept stressing about word count and trying to beg more time before the deadline. I’m grateful that Keith stuck it out with me, and am very proud of the pieces that ran. It’s a two-parter, and it skews a little heavy. Part 1 is here and Part 2—skewing heavily heavy—is here.
–> It was crazy, it was wild, it was a ton of fun. I last-minute-d down to Austin to cover SXSW for New York Magazine’s Bedford + Bowery, and filed a stack of stories about New York (mostly Brooklyn) bands and filmmakers who were down for the fest.
–> The second half of our interview set, in which I interview Daniel McCloskey, the author of A Film About Billy, at Karen Lillis’ site The Small Press Librarian.
–> A great interview by Daniel McCloskey, the author of A Film About Billy, which is also about a suicide epidemic, over at Karen Lillis’ excellent site The Small Press Librarian.
Killing Williamsburg flows really well and is easily a one sitting read. If you enjoy apocalyptic, horror, or novels that deal with epidemics or take place in Brooklyn, you will love this book.