Posts Tagged: rick moody

Notable New York, This Week 10/19 – 10/24

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This week in New York Judah Friedlander does Karate, Ian Frazier joins the FDG Reading Series, The Word Made Flesh celebrates in Brooklyn, James Franco takes a stab at writing, Rick Moody battles, Amy Sedaris is The Sound of Young America, Love and Other Drugs is this week’s MOVIE PICK,  and a CMJ Music Marathon rocks your Saturday.

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Notable New York, This Week 10/11 – 10/17

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This week in New York David Grossman translates with Paul Auster, Justin Taylor and Eva Tamladge exhibit tattoos for the literary inclined, Tao Lin reads, Guernica celebrates, Bill Bryson is Private, Rick Moody joins the Sunday Salon, Catfish is the SATURDAY MOVIE PICK, and James Frey combines Dante, literature, and ART.

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Rick Moody: “Writers are more desperate than at any time since I’ve been watching.”

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In an interview with Big Think, Rumpus columnist Rick Moody says Writers are more “desperate” than they used to be, and, fearing they won’t be published at all, are trying to fit their writing into ever-more-rigid conventional contemporary formats.

“My former students who are out there now trying to get published are having trouble on those lines,” says Moody.

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Notable New York, This Week 7/26 – 8/1

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In New York this week Rick Moody kicks off his book tour, BOMB Magazine hosts its Summer Bash at Glasslands, Black Keys perform at Summer Stage, Anderbo.com hosts Anderbo Indoors, Sandra Bernhard in Shel Silverstein’s Hamlet, Joseph O’Neill, Nicholas Christopher and Rachel Shukert read, and Paul Dano and Kevin Kline in The Extra Man.

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Eric Raymond on Why He Should Get A Free Copy of Rick Moody’s The Four Fingers of Death

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July 28th marks the return of Rick Moody from another deep space tour of novel writing.  Whenever I hear Moody is on track to make it back, I feel a mix of anticipation and apprehension.  It’s akin to how one feels watching futuristic films, waiting for the appearance again of a well-known astronaut, who, having traveled so far and so deep into the cold void of his own invention, prepares to splash down and open the capsule door.  The uneasy cigarettes lit in mission control are all burning with the question of whether or not the guy has gone bat shit crazy on his solitary voyage.

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The Rumpus Books Sunday Supplement

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One awesome thing about Rumpus Books is that we’ve got tons of original author interviews and book reviews and other miscellany we publish each week. One awesome thing about Sundays is that we put it all in one place for you to catch up.

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One more post about Rick Moody (Or, why we’re giving Richard Hutzler a copy of Rick Moody’s forthcoming novel The Four Fingers of Death)

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Richard Hutzler writes:

Thank you for the opportunity to apply for an advanced copy of The Four Fingers of Death. I’ve been trying to imagine how silly/wild I might get for this e-mail as my argument why I should receive a copy…but it’s 104 degrees here in New York City and even with the air conditioner on I feel like a shrimp on a griddle, so my brain is a bit foggy/addled at the moment.

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Notable New York, This Week 11/30 – 12/6

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This week in New York Cate Blanchett acts in A Streetcar Named Desire, John Ashbery and Paul Auster read, Mike Daisey monologizes, an n+1 panel discusses feminism and love, Sherman Alexie talks with Rick Moody, Samuel Beckett’s Letters get talked about, and Charles Burns and Adrian Tomine stand around, talk and sign books at The Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival.

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A Notable Night with the Rumpus and Tin House

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Tuesday night, November 17, the Rumpus and Tin House presented a night of variety acts such as David Rees on the art of choosing numbers, Todd Barry on what women want, Starlee Kine on Zen ping-pong and Care Bears on Fire who proved that you can rock out before you’ve lost your baby fat.

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Notable New York, This Week 11/16-11/22

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This week in New York the Rumpus and Tin House present MORE THAN YOU EXPECTED with Rick Moody, Starlee Kine and Eugene Mirman followed by a meteor shower, Martin Amis and Chip Kidd celebrate Nabokov’s work with special exhibit of The Original of Laura, Pseudo-Futurist video game improvisation, a week of events centered on National Book Awards, Bob Dylan performs, artist Terence Koh talks at National Arts Club, Greil Marcus live in one-man showLipstick Traces, Cinema 16 presents Tom Smith’s masterpiece Solar System, along with PSA’s from the 60s with live musical accompaniment, and SCORE!

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What’s New with Rick Moody

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Identitytheory.com has posted an interview with Rumpus music guru and all-around literary genius Rick Moody.

The Q&A, conducted by Meg White (no, not THAT Meg White), delves into the vortex of newness swirling about Moody—the new father (congrats, Rick!) has a new novel in the works, a new album set for release from his band The Wingdale Community Singers, and of course, a new gig as The Rumpus’ music blogger.

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More Moody/Ramick

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“I’ve been the assistant librarian at the Santa Fe Institute for almost a decade. The iconoclastic novelist, Cormac McCarthy, has been my “office mate” across most of those years. I’m about to leave for browner pastures, and I’ll somewhat miss my anecdotal chats with Cormac about death and science and everything not-Literature, but he has given me perhaps a final one-liner.

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