We like to read, McSweeney’s publishes things to read. We’ve got a good thing going.
(A brief intro to McSweeney’s: their creative output is varied and excellent. Do a deep dive into their site to see what all they’re up to [it’s a lot], but Quarterly Concern, their McMullens children’s books, and The Believer magazine are always A+ reads. Not to mention, 826NYC, their nonprofit organization that encourages writing skills in young kids, is a favorite of ours too.)
The Organist producer Jenna Weiss-Berman, host Andrew Leland, and executive producer Ross Simonini
Last Tuesday, we capped off a season-long celebration of our friends with an evening at our Greene Street store. This time, after previously partying in honor of the Quarterly, McMullens, and The Believer, we gathered in the name of The Organist, a podcast in conjunction with the magazine.
It was a night of drinks, glasses, and appropriately, organ music—from their friend, Barry, a talented musician who moonlights in Jah Division, a reggae Joy Division cover band. (!!!)
Guests listened to The Organist’s year in highlights on mini-iPads set up around the store and were treated to a snippet of the podcast’s 2013 grand finale: Lena Dunham and Judy Blume in conversation. (Here we learned that as a kid, Judy used to make up book reports on fake books. That seems like a Fudge Hatcher move if we ever heard one.)
Thanks to all who came out, and of course, to our friends at McSweeney’s.
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“I love my Beck x Warby Parker Carmichael sunnies. Did you notice the lenses are blue?”
Ping pong paddle
“I frequent Spin NYC in Chelsea a lot, and we also play ping pong quite a bit at the office, too. (It clears the brain!) Because of my borderline obsession with the fine game, I always keep a paddle near me.”
Stone fruit planter
“I initially bought this as a Christmas gift for my younger sister. But when I brought it out of the tissue paper, I realized I actually really love it—not to mention, the color perfectly matches the color of my room (which makes me think I subconsciously always intended on keeping it). I ended up buying my sister a great gift from Etsy. Win-win!”
“To be honest, I have no intention of reading these books. They are solely there for aesthetic purposes and to make my plant the most prominent thing on my desk. Secret’s out!”