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First Chapters: Preston L. Allen’s Every Boy Should Have a Man

Today we’re featuring an excerpt from Preston L. Allen‘s forthcoming novel, Every Boy Should Have a Man. Every Boy Should Have a Man, which Kirkus Reviews hails as “a nimble fable whose bold narrative experiment is elevated by its near-biblical language and affectionate embrace of our inherent flaws,” tells the story of an earth in […]

Weekly roundup for 4/19/13

Every Friday, the Akashic team highlights industry news, reviews, and features from around the web. This week’s roundup comes to you from Akashic publicist Kate Bogden and intern Deanna Hoffmann.

Ian F. Svenonius Rocks Coachella with The Make-Up

Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock ‘n’ Roll Group author Ian Svenonius and his band The Make-Up performed this past weekend at Coachella 2013. “I haven’t had this much fun at a show since I saw the Make-up perform at Bowery Ballroom back in 1998. Yes, Ian, you are still one of my all-time favorites,” […]

Go the F*** to the Movie Theater

The news that Fox 2000 is adapting Go the Fuck to Sleep into a feature-length film, penned by husband-and-wife screenwriting duo Ken Marino (The State, Wanderlust, Role Models, Children’s Hospital) and Erica Oyama (Burning Love) is setting off a media firestorm . . .

Film Based on Delhi Noir Story Part of New York Indian Film Festival

“The Railway Aunty” by Mohan Sikka, originally published in Delhi Noir, has been adapted into a feature film by Ajay Bahl titled B.A. Pass. The film will have its New York premiere on Wednesday, May 1st as part of the 13th annual New York Indian Film Festival. Click here to buy tickets to the screening, […]

Video Countdown for Simon’s Cat

As the official publication date for Simon’s Cat in Kitten Chaos draws nearer, the Akashic team has selected five of our favorite Simon’s Cat videos for your enjoyment . . .

Introducing the Spring Thrills Digit!

Introducing the Spring Thrills Digit! Excerpts from By the Balls: The Complete Collection by Jim Pascoe and Tom Fassbender, Heart of the Old Country by Tim Mcloughlin, Southland by Nina Revoyr, and The Plot Against Hip Hop by Nelson George.