In our afternoon reading: thoughts on books by Roque Larraquy and Forrest Gander, exploring the music of Mitski and The Chills, and more.
Morning Bites: Diana Evans’s Playlist, Esi Edugyan’s Latest, Nicole Haroutunian Interviewed, Chain Letters Revisited, and More
In our morning reading: a playlist from Diana Evans, revisiting a classic album by De La Soul, and much more.
To Perform a Task Well Is Sufficient
by Maddy Raskulinecz
My task was to induce stress in the participants. I was allowed to do it however I liked. Stress is lizardly in the brain, which can be people’s qualm with it, that the enemies it steels you against are not the ones likely stressing you, like:
Weekend Bites: Marcel Schwob, Revisiting Ursula K. Le Guin, Boschian Fowl, Velvet Underground, and More
In our weekend reading: thoughts on books by Marcel Schwob and Ursula K. Le Guin, exploring the Velvet Underground’s history, and more.
In our afternoon reading: a review of Tade Thompson’s new novel, an interview with Teju Cole, and much more.
Morning Bites: Patrick deWitt Interviewed, Sunny Day Real Estate, Revisiting Rachel Ingalls, Esther Kinsky, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Patrick deWitt and Thalia Zedek, an excerpt from a newly-translated book by Esther Kinsky, and more.
In our afternoon reading: recommendations from R. O. Kwon, Bud Smith and Shy Watson in conversation, and more.
Thirty years after her death, Sara Gallardo’s literary work has been translated into English. For Anglophone readers who delight in the surreal, the counterintuitive, and the singular, this is a welcome occurrence. Gallardo’s 1977 book Land of Smoke is the first of her works to appear in translation; over the course of a host of short stories, Gallardo explores the fantastical, aspects of loss, and unexpected geography.