Listicles, tweets, your ex’s Facebook status, picture of dogs wearing costumes — the internet offers no shortage of entertaining stuff to look at. But there’s plenty of substantial writing out there, too, the pieces you spend a few minutes reading and a long time thinking about after you’ve closed the tab. In this weekly feature, Flavorwire shares the best of that category. This week, debut novelists share their stories, Tao Lin goes to see Karl Ove Knausgaard talk with Zadie Smith, and lots of dogs.
Sheila Heti is interviewing her ten favorite people on Twitter. For the second installment, she talked to Kate Zambreno, who is actually no longer on Twitter but has a lot to say about it.
So Modern Farmer’s Twitter was pretty much all tweets about dogs or tweets by Darth with great pictures of dogs this week. What more could you really ask for?
It felt like just about every citizen of New York City was legally obligated to at least stand in line to see the My Struggle author last week, but only the Observer was smart enough to send Tao Lin as a reporter to his event with Zadie Smith. Because if you’re going to send anybody to write about the phenomenon that is Karl Ove Knausgaard, why not send the guy who wrote Shoplifting From American Apparel?
Four debut novelists spill all their secrets, from the elevator pitch to the amount of time it took them to write their first books.
Hopefully you’re all caught up before this Sunday’s finale, because this argument that Game of Thrones features the most “celebratory depictions of characters with disabilities” is fascinating.