“I Am the Real Nick Cave” by John Wray, New York Times Magazine
“As far as work goes, I’m something of a megalomaniac… But a megalomaniac with extremely low self-esteem.” The author of Lowboy spent some time with Cave in Berlin, and got other great nuggets like, “Nothing happened in my childhood — no trauma or anything… I just had a genetic disposition toward things that were horrible.”
“Katherine Faw Morris Talks with Deniro Farrar and Isaac Fitzgerald,” Electric Literature
The transition from Cave to Katherine Faw Morris seems about right, since we had the Young God author speak with one of Cave’s contemporaries, Michael Gira of Swans, a while back. Here we have a video of the author in a live conversation with BuzzFeed’s Isaac Fitzgerald and rapper Deniro Farrar.
Midnight Breakfast Issue 1
After a successful Kickstarter campaign, this great new literary journal debuts its first issue. Since you (hopefully) won’t be working this long weekend, why not take a few hours out to read the whole thing?
“When Copy and Paste Reigned in the Age of Scrapbooking” by Clive Thompson, Smithsonian
Today copying and pasting means a few clicks and the drag of a mouse, but in the pre-Pinterest days, and long before we even had an Internet, scrapbooking was all the rage.
“Passional Affinities” by Adee Braun, The Paris Review
Free love in the 19th century? Count us in.