Afternoon Bites: New Jersey Novels, Colson Whitehead Interviewed, Dirty Projectors and Doo-Wop, and More

“I didn’t take any creative writing classes, but I learned how to sit down for five hours and get a piece in, and meet a deadline. And that’s what I do now. I make my own deadlines. I write for five hours and no one is watching me. I learned that discipline at the Voice.” Colson Whitehead gets interviewed at the Voice.

The Millions looks into the idea of the Great New Jersey Novel.

Bob Bolen on doo-wop and the Dirty Projectors.

Mark Baumgarten, author of Love Rock Revolution, on his first byline.

Dagger has a long interview up with Jon DeRosa.

Specific lineups have been revealed for the Revelation Records 25th anniversary shows in NYC in October.

Philip Weinstein on why Faulkner remains relevant.

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