Morning Bites: Jim Jarmusch’s Band, Revisiting “Medium Cool,” Sarah Polley & Nonfiction, Poe House Reopens, and More


“It’s not hard to imagine an alternate universe where Jarmusch pursued music harder than film. At a recent show at the Mercury Lounge in New York, staged to showcase SQÜRL and his work with Van Wissem, he cut an imposing figure on stage. Whether stepping up to the mic or stooping down by his amp to pull out a wail of feedback, it felt like these were the predominant moments Jarmusch played out in his teenage dreams.” Pitchfork on the new EP from Jim Jarmusch’s band SQÜRL.

Howard Hampton on the legacy of Medium Cool.

Poe House is reopening this fall.

Damon Krukowski on champagne.

Hyperallergic on Sarah Polley, her film Stories We Tell, and narratives of nonfiction.

Nick Harkaway on Eurovision. (Kind of.)

New York‘s critics look at the restoration of Donald Judd’s loft.

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