Afternoon Bites: Cinematic Sportscasters, Kevin Sampsell, Digable Planets Reissued, Lena Dunham on Criterion, and More


“It’s more readable than most novels, stuffed with more fascinating, offbeat trivia than the last three issues of The New Yorker combined. But most importantly, it’s genuinely, deeply thought provoking.” Alison Hallett’s review of Jon Mooallem’s Wild Ones has us very eager to read it and hear more about polar bears (and the folks who obsess over them).

Lena Dunham’s favorite films from the Criterion Collection.

Kevin Sampsell’s “The Empty Nest Yard Sale,” up now at The Rumpus.

There’s fiction from Paula Bomer at Everyday Genius.

Noel Murray on why movies rarely get sportscasters right.

Carl Wilson writes about the music of Matana Roberts.

Mark Richardson on the reissue of Digable Planets’ Blowout Comb, and the moment in the 90s when jazz and hip-hop collided.

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