— Gary Shteyngart on B.J. Novak’s One More Thing
I have to admit I was a little cynical about SATURDAYS magazine initially, the hipster “urban surfing” journal. But I’ve been won over many fold: it’s not only stunningly beautiful, but with pieces on filmmaker Stephen Gaghan, the “Drink Water” campaign, Italian stage photographer Alessandro Simonetti, and Blanca restaurant in Brooklyn in issue #3, it has a little cultural heft to go along with the fabulous imagery.
One of the best A PUBLIC SPACE covers ever, no. 20, Martin Bogren’s “The Crying Man”. With: Eileen Myles, Jonathan Lee’s elderly high diver, two “landscape” poems by Lynn Melnick, Nigel Peake’s illustrated guide of a deconstructed city.
We decided our Zodiac Board Books display signage could be improved upon.
It Must in Fact Have Been Quite Cold
And all the buzzers in the house went off at once
Why have they brought so many bells and alarm clocks
From the tapestry where my body flattens in profile
hands like a platter asking for mercy I look
at my life from which I’ve withdrawn myself
Distances were done away with and yet everything
stays in place
All that’s lacking is a little air
The harmony of their lines is enough to keep each
piece of furniture solid
Yet sometimes they weren’t recognizable
The visitor is in the sitting room or at the door
waiting after having rung the bell
And all those who pass by hold their hats in their hands
But I can no longer come down
The tapestry is trembling
It’s too cold
Unfortunately Paul Auster will not be able to make it to tonight’s event at McNally Jackson as previous listed. However, Mary Ann Caws, Geoffrey O’Brien, Ron Padgett, Mark Polizzotti, and Richard Sieburth will all still be there reading from their translations of Reverdy’s poem and discussing his work (plus wine). And for those concerned about the temperature, the poem above (translated by Marilyn Hacker) is for you.
Speaking of: That’s from the copy for Mrs. Dalloway.
We, uh, don’t want to rock any boats here, but we think you could maybe make a stronger case that The Hours is based on The Hours.
Anonymous asked: Where should I start with Virginia Woolf?
And okay fine I guess those other two are pretty great too. Just not throw-it-across-the-room great.
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