Afternoon Bites: Sam McPheeters and “Repo Man,” Literary Detroit, Willa Cather, Alan Moore on Lovecraft, and More


The Criterion Collection has released Repo Man on DVD, and Sam McPheeters has contributed an essay to the project. Hopefully you’ll think that’s as awesome as we do.

Harper’s has the sole surviving (complete) letter from Willa Cather to Edith Lewis.

“I was also conscious that a female perspective gets louder as the story progresses. Beau becomes a dinosaur in a world that’s largely led by women.” Matthew Specktor talks American Dream Machine.

Full Stop looks at the current state of books on Detroit.

“It’s obviously a completely different animal to anything like Watchmen, but there is that point of similarity. It’s starting from – if Lovecraft’s characters, if Lovecraft’s monsters, if Lovecraft’s locales actually existed in A Real World, then what would they really be like, and what would the world be like?” Alan Moore talks about his new project Providence.

Ed Champion’s long walks — and the journalism that results — have been profiled.

This year’s Eisner Award nominations have been announced.

Hyperallergic on the demolition of a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed showroom.

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