In our afternoon reading: revisiting a Margaret Drabble novel, a preview of Laura van den Berg’s next book, and more.
Morning Bites: The Messthetics’ Latest, Rachel Eve Moulton, Revisiting “Alay-Oop,” Bonnie “Prince” Billy, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on the latest album from The Messthetics, an interview with Amy Long, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Daniel Johnston Remembered, Lilly Dancyger and Shelly Oria, Psychedelic Science Fiction, Iggy Pop’s Latest, and More
In our afternoon reading: a moving tribute to Daniel Johnston, Shelly Oria and Lilly Dancyger in conversation, and more.
If there’s one question a young writer dreads, it’s what is your devilishly handsome semiautobiographical masterpiece all about, anyway? But the question this writer dreads even more is the one I got asked the other day at the Wicker Park Renegade Craft Festival: in what year does your masterpiece take place? Because as a writer I long ago had to put the cult of years behind me.
Morning Bites: Mona Awad Interviewed, Anne Boyer, Kim Gordon’s Latest, Great Indie Press Books, and More
In our morning reading: an interview with Mona Awad, new music from Kim Gordon, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Gabrielle Civil Interviewed, Julio Torres’s Recommendations, Marguerite Duras, Robert Frank Remembered, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Gabrielle Civil, book recommendations from Julio Torres, and more.
Karen Stefano‘s memoir What A Body Remembers is an absolutely harrowing literary work. Initially it focuses on Stefano’s experience of an assault and what came next — but it turns into something even more complex as the years go by. Stefano explores questions of justice and empathy throughout the book, and there’s a moment towards the end that made me gasp in shock. I talked with Stefano about the origins of her memoir, its structure, and the themes she grapples with within it.
Morning Bites: Amitav Ghosh Interviewed, Tamsyn Muir, Rachel Eve Moulton’s Latest, Margaret Atwood, and More
In our morning reading: an interview with Amitav Ghosh, reviews of books by Tamsyn Muir and Rachel Eve Moulton, and more.