Afternoon Bites: Revisiting Thomas M. Disch, Elliott Smith Biography, Marisha Pessl Interviewed, and More


At The Paris ReviewDave Tompkins revisited the mid-1970s Mars-landing-hoax film Capricorn One.

Marisha Pessl was interviewed by Hazlitt.

Rhett Miller reviews a new biography of Elliott Smith for Bookforum.

Looking at how today’s NYC Democratic primaries are going.

Looking back at Thomas M. Disch’s “Endzone.”

Nick Antosca was interviewed about his excellent new collection The Girlfriend Game.

Fran Lebowitz has out-quipped the mayor.

Looking at the Williamsburg/Greenpoint connection of the industrial music/performance art group Missing Foundation.

Laina Dawes is running a fundraising campaign for a book tour/lecture series.

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  1. Actually, Missing foundation recorded in Williamsburg, at 61 Kingsland Avenue, not Greenpoint. Though it is quite literally a stones throw away. 🙂