What happens when two supremely talented musicians collaborate on a new recording, and then throw some poetry into the mix? That’s the case with Broken Fall, the new album from Kid Millions and Sarah Bernstein. Millions demonstrates his fondness for frenetic rhythms, while Bernstein summons up fantastically atmospheric sounds with her violin and voice, creating a haunting and unpredictable sound from beginning to end. I talked with both musicians about the process of making this one, how it relates to their […]
Morning Bites: Linda Boström Knausgård Interviewed, Inside Books Are Magic, Amanda Goldblatt, Maria Tumarkin’s Latest, and More
In our morning reading: an interview with Linda Boström Knausgård, thoughts on Jenny Hval’s new album, and more.
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Isobel O’Hare and Jess Row, thoughts on Dan Friel’s new album, and more.
It’s little more than a funny coincidence that two books with the same name are coming out within a month of each other this fall. The books are completely different—one is a memoir, the other a collection of short stories. Their shared name doesn’t lead to the same questions as the year of the two Prefontaine movies or the year of the two Capote movies. Far more productive is the question of what each author is doing with the word and metaphor of homesickness, and what would lead them to separately title their books the same way.
Morning Bites: Kim Gordon in LA, Francesco Levato, Susan Choi’s Sentences, Brexit and Publishing, and More
In our morning reading: Kim Gordon on life in LA, exploring a Susan Choi sentence, and more.
by María Alejandra Barrios
While locked in my boyfriend’s closet I think about what the bruja told me earlier this year. “Nena linda,” she said, in that particular cartagena accent of hers, her tongue fixed to her palate. She was standing up straight, and her uncovered black shiny shoulders looked imposing under the sunlight that entered from the window. “Baby girl,” she said, “that smile is going to be your downfall.”
Weekend Bites: Lucie McKnight Hardy and Folk Horror, Noor Naga, Emily Dickinson on TV, Alexander Allison, and More
In our weekend reading: delving into folk horror, Noor Naga wins a literary prize, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Revisiting Margaret Drabble, Laura van den Berg, Hilton Als, Carol Burnett on Memoir, and More
In our afternoon reading: revisiting a Margaret Drabble novel, a preview of Laura van den Berg’s next book, and more.