“Zinging references and insults and sharing ideas back and forth over Twitter enables me to flex some brain-muscles, while it certainly enables others to atrophy. I think it’s changed my brain for better and worse.” Emily Gould talked with Full Stop.
This week brings news of a new Swans album and an upcoming Michael Gira solo tour.
Notes on a compilation of music recorded by Alan Lomax in Michigan in 1938.
Wendy C. Ortiz’s “Mudhoney” is the best essay you’re likely to read about mudwrestling this year — and one of the all-around best, too.
Also in the realm of fantastic essays: this one from Jessica Hopper.