Afternoon Bites: Inside “The Facades,” Basilica Soundscape Recapped, Samuel R. Delany and Mia Wolff, New Swearin’, and More


“There are scenes that echo Detroit’s bankruptcy and Zuccotti Park, and author Eric Lund­gren’s dispatches do not disappoint here; they compare favorably to Steven Millhauser’s intricate cityscapes and Ben Katchor’s postcards from surreal street corners.” A look at Eric Lundgren’s debut novel The Facades.

Rutu Modan and Liza Donnelly will be in conversation at the Society of Illustrators tomorrow.

The New York Times has a look back at the weekend’s Basilica Soundscape Festival.

Hyperallergic on the debate surrounding Jim Thorpe’s gravesite.

Samuel R. Delany and Mia Wolff discussed Bread & Wine at The Strand.

The first issue of The Collagist under the new editorial team of Gabriel Blackwell and Matthew Olzmann is up.

New fiction from Nick Ripatzrone at storySouth.

New music from Swearin’ at Pitchfork.

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