Afternoon Bites: Alt-Weeklies, Czech Modernism, Christopher Owens Interviewed, and More


The making of the Making of Americans marathon reading.

“As a child, books were a magical distraction from my anxiety — what, 20 years later would be diagnosed as obsessive-compulsive disorder. At school, every real-life, real-time decision — who to befriend, who to avoid — carried an infinite possibility of catastrophe, but I was safe when living inside a book.” Julia Fierro has a terrific essay up at The Millions.

Damon Krukowski on alt-weeklies and the end of the Boston Phoenix.

The Renata Adler/Azealia Banks comparison you never saw coming.

Michael Heald wrote about Christopher Owens for the Portland Mercury.

Vår contains members of Iceage and Lower, and have an album coming out on Sacred Bones.

The Lit Pub interviewed Rachel B. Glaser.

Hyperallergic has your Czech modernist needs covered.

The latest issue of Cabildo Quarterly is out.

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