Afternoon Bites: Sarah McCarry Talks Guillotine, Christgau on Richard Hell, Aaron Gilbreath on Jazz, Mary Robison, and More


Adam Thirlwell talked with The Story of My Purity author Fransesco Pacifico.

“I wanted to put out chapbooks that are as beautiful as the ideas inside them.” Sarah McCarry talked about her Guillotine project with City Lights.

Robert Christgau on Richard Hell’s music — and his memoir, I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp.

Jay Walker’s library is stunning to behold.

“The hippity-hop of Kelly’s piano, Mobley’s round, lush tone, and Blakey’s buoyant shuffle—if you want a glimpse into a happy soul, into how I feel on my best days, those forty-five seconds of music are it.” Aaron Gilbreath on saxophonist Hank Mobley.

New fiction from Sarah Rose Etter and Ben Tanzer.

Mary Robison’s “Yours” is featured at Recommended Reading today.

Tanner Colby on revisiting Bob Woodward.

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