Teddy Wayne is the author of the novels The Love Song of Jonny Valentine (Free Press) and Kapitoil (Harper Perennial). The winner of a 2011 Whiting Writers’ Award, his work frequently appears in the New Yorker, the New York Times, McSweeney’s, and elsewhere.
Sometimes covers of songs can feel more genuine than the original recorded versions. At a time when Glee is under fire for stealing covers and Justin Bieber is covering himself, one author tries his hand at covering a fictional musician from his new novel.
When hard times hit a notable—and note-taking—member of Manhattan’s 1%, she seeks out comfort in warm arms, big and strong, at New York’s Zuccotti Park.
To those who feel compelled to address the world from Facebook, Twitter, and email chains, here is a message: No one is listening, least of all Luther Vandross.
Everyone’s doing it: Broadcasting private communications for all the world to see. The latest messages could usurp the power elite of the eighth grade.
Four digressions about obsession, venom, and life in a famous author’s orbit.