Afternoon Bites: Inside “Smells Like Nirvana,” Kermit Oliver, Masha Gessen on Daylight Savings Time, and More

Eric Raymond’s Confessions From a Dark Wood is out now, and has blurbs from Sam Lipsyte and Blake Butler. So that’s promising.

This Texas Monthly piece on artist Kermit Oliver is one of the best works of nonfiction you’ll read this year.

Masha Gessen on daylight savings time in Russia.

Christopher R. Weingarten uncovers the secret history of “Smells Like Nirvana.”

The Fanzine talks with Eli Horowitz about The Silent History and his other projects.

Jonathan Ames answers 21 questions for New York.

At Grantland, Tom Breihan looks at “mockbuster” studio The Asylum.

In today’s “smart political writing” department: Jonathan Chait on moderate Republicans.

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