Afternoon Bites: Jhumpa Lahiri on Mavis Gallant, “Einstein on the Beach,” Justin Hocking Excerpted, Kid Millions & J. Spaceman, and More


“She refused to discuss what did not interest her, just as she refused to waste words on the dispensable and predictable elements of a plot. There are only certain moments in life that matter, she told me. Those were the moments in which meaning lay.” Jhumpa Lahiri on Mavis Gallant.

Got four and a half hours to spare? If so, you can stream the Théâtre du Châtelet’s performance of Einstein on the Beach.

Jennifer Sky talked about the music of Seal with Largehearted Boy.

Hyperallergic has two takes on Matthew Barney’s River of Fundament.

The Portland Mercury has an excerpt up from Justin Hocking’s memoir The Great Floodgates of the Wonderworld.

Emily Hunt recommends Russian fiction to read while following coverage of Sochi.

Northern Spy is releasing an album-length collaboration between J. Spaceman and Kid Millions, and Pitchfork has audio from it.

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