Afternoon Bites: Maira Kalman, Ozick Speech, Straub’s Influences, Comics of the 60s and More

Maira Kalman talks to Tablet.

  • “[A] gleefully inverted Heart of Darkness; a fearless send-up of literary racism that offers a frank window into contemporary racial neuroses.” –The Portland Mercury looks at Mat Johnson’s Pym, which — based on this review — looks to incorporate academic satire, examinations of race, and the legacy of Edgar Allan Poe. Which sounds fantastic, really.