Morning Bites: Grace Jones’s Memoir, Genius Grants, James Baldwin’s Essays, Parquet Courts Mixtape, and More


Karen Russell and Donald Antrim are among the recipients of this year’s MacArthur Foundation genius grants.

Ta-Nehisi Coates makes the case for the greatness of James Baldwin’s essays.

Matt Bell writing about Barbara Comyns falls under the heading of “essays we must read immediately.”

Grace Jones will be publishing her memoir next year.

Smart writing on Horse_ebooks, guilelessness, and The Shaggs at Hazlitt.

Jeff Jackson’s Book Notes playlist is, as one might expect, excellent.

Parquet Courts have a mixtape up at Noisey.

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